Chiropractic is one of the most effective treatments for TMJ (jaw) problems. Chiropractors are specially trained to evaluate and treat these problems at the level of the temperomandibular joint, and perhaps even more importantly, the upper neck.
The TMJ has both a mechanical and a neurological connection to the upper neck. Often chronic upper neck problems lead to a TMJ problem. A new study demonstrates that a single chiropractic adjustment to the upper neck improves mouth opening (the total distance you can open your mouth) and "pressure pain thresholds" (how much pressure is required to produce pain) over the temples. This powerfully demonstrates the effect of neck adjustments in the function of the TMJ.
If you or a loved one suffers from TMJ pain, see a chiropractor--no one is better trained to assess and treat your problem!
Read the study here.