TMJ Jaw Pain Relief in Poway, CA and Scripps Ranch

TMJ Jaw Pain Relief in Scripps Ranch
The acronym “TMJ” stands for “temporomandibular joint.” It is also commonly known as “TMD or “temporomandibular disorder.” This is the joint where your jaw connects to your skull. The joint should slide smoothly to enable chewing, eating, talking, yawning, etc. However, sometimes injury or stress can cause jaw pain, stiffness and even locking, which can be frightening! Fortunately, chiropractic care is an effective, non-surgical treatment that can provide long-term TMJ pain relief. If you live in Scripps Ranch or Mira Mesa and are suffering from a stiff, sore jaw that pops or cracks when you open and close your mouth, don’t ignore the problem! Please schedule an appointment with Chiropractor Dr. Palmes at Best Life Chiropractic today for assistance.

TMJ Symptoms

If you have any of these symptoms, you may be afflicted with TMJ disorder:

  • Your jaw makes popping sounds when you talk, eat or yawn.
  • Pain centered in the jaw makes it hard to talk or eat; it sometimes spreads to other parts of the face, head, neck or even shoulders.
  • The alignment of your teeth has changed and the teeth don’t fit together the way they used to.
  • In some cases, the jaw might lock into place and become difficult to open unless you turn your head a certain way.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, this is not a dental problem, but a problem with jaw joint alignment and/or inflammation. Chiropractic care can effectively provide treatment for these issues, so schedule an appointment to see our chiropractor for help as soon as possible.

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What Causes TMJ Jaw Pain?

Chiropractor Dr. Palmes is ideally suited to helping patients struggling with jaw pain related to TMJ because the most frequent causes respond well to chiropractic care:



A physical injury like whiplash, a car accident injury, sports injury or other type of trauma can nudge the temporomandibular joint out of place.


Many people tend to clench their teeth when they are stressed out, even if they are unaware of it. Worse still, some TMJ sufferers grind their teeth in their sleep, which is a condition called “bruxism”, which also stems from too much stress.
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How can a Chiropractor Help with TMJ?

Chiropractic care for TMJ involves a holistic approach that will help realign your spine and jaw so that they can work smoothly together, and that your nervous system will be able to function more efficiently to help reduce stress levels. Dr. Palmes also provides lifestyle recommendations, exercises and stretches that can help keep your jaw and spine aligned long-term so that the pain does not return! Dr. Palmes has successfully helped TMJ patients throughout Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch.

See the Chiropractor Scripps Ranch TMJ Sufferers Trust for Jaw Pain Relief

Dr. Palmes regularly helps patients living throughout Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Poway, Rancho Bernardo and Rancho Penasquitos to overcome jaw pain from TMJ. Schedule an appointment with our chiropractor today. At Best Life Chiropractic, our goal is to help you get drug-free pain relief that leads to your long-term best life experience!

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