TMJ Dysfunction

Reclaim Your Life – Releave the Pain of TMJ

If you’ve ever experienced persistent jaw pain, you’ll know just how debilitating it can be. You’ve been told that your pain is due to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), yet conventional treatments only seem to offer temporary relief. What if the source of your discomfort lies not only within the joint itself but somewhere you least expected – your upper neck?

At Upper Cervical Spine Center, we understand the complexities of your pain. We realize that TMJ isn’t simply about your jaw – it’s a condition interwoven with your body’s broader nervous system.

Many believe that Upper Cervical care only provides relief from back and neck pain. The truth, however, is different. Our dedicated doctors have helped countless patients suffering from various health conditions, including TMJ, reclaim their lives.

Our approach rests on the universal principle of cause and effect. Every symptom you experience, whether physical or mental, has a cause. Our goal is to identify and eliminate interferences to your nervous system which could be triggering your health issues.

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We ensure an Upper Cervical adjustment that is very controlled, free from the strain of pulling or jerking movements.

This precision restores your body’s natural balance, allowing your body to recover without the use of drugs or surgery.

TMJ hinges your lower jaw at the temporomandibular joints. These intricate joints are constantly at work as we chew, swallow, yawn, smile, eat, and even talk, controlling over 5,000 movements each day.

This complex system is regulated by the trigeminal nerve, one of the most complex and powerful nerves in the body. It plays a vital role in TMJ function and in the development of related pain.

A person suffering from TMJ dysfunction.

We understand that healthy function of your TMJ requires the normal structure and function of both the temporomandibular joints and the trigeminal nerve. The often-overlooked cause of TMJ pain is trauma to the upper neck and nervous system, which can result in a misalignment pressuring or irritating the trigeminal nerve.

Such pressure can change the movement of your TMJ, leading to a painful experience when doing normal activities such as eating, talking, laughing, or smiling. Over time, this can lead to TMJ dysfunction, resulting in a variety of symptoms from facial and neck pain to earaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or even a locked jaw.

Common medical treatments may offer you temporary relief, but at Upper Cervical Spine Center, we believe in addressing the root cause of your discomfort.

Our experts focus on the top two bones in your neck and, most importantly, the brain stem. A misalignment between the head and neck can disrupt brain to body communication, leading to TMJ pain, facial pain, headaches, and muscle tension.

Embrace the difference that Upper Cervical care can make in your life. If you’ve been battling with TMJ pain, it’s time to reach out and let our dedicated practitioners guide you on the journey to better health.

Don’t let TMJ dictate your life. Schedule an appointment today with any of the Upper Cervical Spine Center offices in Charlotte, Wilmington, or Nashville. We’re here to help you regain control, eliminate your pain, and improve your quality of life.