Do you have pain, clicking, or locking in your jaw? If so, you have probably been told you have TMJ dysfunction. But what does that mean?
TMJ stands for Temporo-Mandibular Joint. Many people know that the mandible is the jaw, and often the approach to issues with the TMJ is centered around the jaw.
At Hurley Chiropractic we do help relax the muscles of the jaw through therapy and muscle work. Our doctors can also help realign the jaw with gentle adjustments.
However, let’s not forget about the “T” in TMJ! The temporal bone.
The temporal bone is a cranial bone that makes up your skull. It is the part of your skull that your jaw fits into. Our doctors know that it is important to correct misalignments in the neck and are trained in specialized cranial adjusting techniques to balance the bones in the skull- especially the temporal bone- in order to get the best results with TMJ issues.