TMJ syndrome is also known as temporomandibular pain. The pain may result from irritation over the TMJ joint and/or soft tissue around it such as muscle, capsule, ligament. Besides wear a night guard or dental care, you might also benefit from chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic adjustment can restore proper join motion, alignment and muscle tone over your neck and upper back.

The full size spine model make it easier to see the relationship between the spine, nerve, bones and disc. Poor posture increase loading over your spine, nerve, joint, disc and more. Overtime it changes the biomechanics of your body. You then will have aches and pain in certain area of your body. it includes but not limited to headache, neck pain, upper back pain, mid back pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, arm and leg pain. The damage, repetitive stress injury, can be long lasting and irreversible if left uncorrected. Chiropractic, rehab exercises and massage therapy are safe and effective treatment options to keep you fit, active and healthy! Active Spines Chiropractic are here to help you get more out of life.

Forward head posture can also cause TMJ syndrome. The jaw gets pulled down and backward due to poor posture, which causes tension and misalignment at the TMJ joint. Self care for forward head posture includes but not limit to:

  • Chin retraction exercise,
  • Neck and upper back stretching,
  • Neck muscle strengthening,
  • Posture exercise and office ergonomics.
  • Chiropractic adjustment over cervical, thoracic and 1st rib are beneficial.
  • Massage therapy for your neck, upper back and shoulder region.

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  3. TMJ injury can occur in collision without direct jaw impact, Burgess J. Journal Craniomandibular Disorders, 1991; 5(4): 251-257