Resolution of TMJ Disorder Using Head Posture Correction

Is jaw pain affecting your everyday life? It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues such as jaw pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, neck pain, and more. TMJ disorders can cause chronic issues in the connecting point where the jaw meets the skull. Most people assume they should talk to a dentist about their TMJ pain. However, a CBP treatment plan may be the best solution for your TMJ dysfunction. 

A 2018 study showed that correcting a lateral head translation posture may be appropriate for the conservative treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). A 24 year old female reported fascial pain and jaw clicking in the right TMJ. X-Rays revealed a small right head (shift) translation posture along with a TMJ vibration analysis which showed characteristic abnormalities for the right TMJ. 

The patient was treated with CBP technique mirror image left sided exercises, and traction methods as well as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). After 36 treatments over a 12-week time period, a complete correction of the lateral head posture was achieved. The patient reported a complete resolution of jaw pain and clicking. 

If you’re experiencing jaw pain associated with TMJD, contact a CBP provider near you.  Your CBP Chiropractor will work with you to review certain postural changes you can make, especially in the upper-neck, which could be causing or contributing to your TMJD. 

For TMJD related concerns, call 301-656-2435 and schedule a free consultation.

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