Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Jaw Pain
TMJ, Jaw Pain, Upper Cervical

Jaw Pain The lower jaw is connected to the skull by the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) which is located in front of each ear. These are complicated joints which allow the lower jaw to open, close, slide and rotate. On an average, the TMJ is used over 5000 times each day when we we chew, swallow, yawn, smile, laugh, eat and speak! TMJ pain is mainly caused due to damage to the joint itself. Any kind of trauma can affect the TMJ can cause immense pain and dysfunction. Mostly sports injuries, car accidents, dental work may be the reason of TMJ … Continue reading “Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Jaw Pain”

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Whiplash and Your Spine
Whiplash, Car Accident, Spine Alignment

So, you were recently in a automobile accident. A friend told you that you should really go see a chiropractor. You told them your back or neck doesn’t hurt that bad, your icing those areas that do hurt, and you just don’t have the time or money for X-rays and a chiropractor. Well, right now, your friend is being the best friend to you they can be by telling you what you need to hear, rather than just what you may want to hear. To understand how whiplash can lead to various chronic problems including Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel, TMJ, … Continue reading “Whiplash and Your Spine”

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and the Domino Effect
Temporomandibular joint disorders

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders There is a small joint in front of the ear called the Temporomandibular joint, which we use about 5,000 times a day. It’s right where the skull meets the lower jaw, and it is the joint that enables the lower jaw to move. When this tiny joint gets out of alignment, a person suffers what we know as TMJ, also sometimes called TMD. It is important to note that TMJ can result from any type of misalignment of the upper neck and may cause pressure on the trigeminal nerve. When this nerve is damaged, it changes the … Continue reading “Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and the Domino Effect”

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Whiplash Can Be Just the Beginning of Your Pain
Whiplash may be just the beginning of the pain

Defining Whiplash If you were recently in a car accident, you might feel fine, but you should not assume that your lack of pain means the impact did not cause underlying issues. The collision most likely caused a rapid movement of your neck much like when someone cracks a whip. Of course, that is why this rapid movement gets the name Whiplash. Your neck is only meant to move so far in any direction, and whiplash causes your neck to over extend the neck muscles and ligaments.  The easiest and most common way to deal with whiplash is to ice … Continue reading “Whiplash Can Be Just the Beginning of Your Pain”

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How to Relieve Jaw Pain without Drugs in Anchorage
How to relieve jaw pain without drugs

Jaw Pain The lower jaw is connected to the skull by the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) which is located in front of each ear. These are complicated joints which allow the lower jaw to open, close, slide and rotate. On an average, the TMJ is used over 5000 times each day when we we chew, swallow, yawn, smile, laugh, eat and speak! TMJ pain is mainly caused due to damage to the joint itself. Any kind of trauma can affect the TMJ can cause immense pain and dysfunction. Mostly sports injuries, car accidents, dental work may be the reason of TMJ … Continue reading “How to Relieve Jaw Pain without Drugs in Anchorage”

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