Gentle, Effective Care for Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder
Natural Solutions for TMJ Pain
TMJ or TMD stands for temporomandibular joint(TMJ) dysfunction(TMD). It is a blanket term to describe pain or popping of the jaw and it’s associated structures. It is frequently associated with headaches, migraines, ear pain, and neck pain. In some cases, the pain become so severe that it can feel stabbing or electric as in the case with Trigeminal Neuralgia.
When evaluating TMJ pain, it’s important to identify all possible sources including:
- Abnormal motion of the jaw
- TMJ disc irritation
- Dental abnormalities
- Abnormal jaw muscle tone
Common treatments for TMJ pain include anti-inflammitory medications for pain control, Neurontin for reducing nerve activity, manual manipulation of the jaw, maxilofacial surgery, and dental correction through braces and mouth guards.
Gentle Innovative Procedure Gets Results Fast
Seeing a TMJD specialist can be expensive and time consuming. Treatments for TMJ pain is not covered by most insurance and can lead to out of pocket costs exceeding $5,000 or more!
Before spending several thousand dollars on a mouth reconstruction, you may be able to see if you TMJ case is a candidate for the NUCCA procedure. Dr. Chung and his team have been able to get noticeable changes in TMJ/jaw pain within weeks with a success rate of over 85%!
At Keystone Chiropractic, our goal is to establish a structural correction to the upper cervical spine. The upper cervical spine is intimately connected to key structures help the jaw function.
When the atlas displacement complex is present, it can affect the nervous system at a critical area called the Trigeminal Nucleus. These nerves are responsible for the muscles that move the jaw and the nerves that sense pain in the head and neck.
By correcting the atlas shift, the nerves can function normally again and regain normal feeling and function in the jaw. It is because of this relationship of the atlas to the jaw that Dr. Chung works closely with experts in the field of Neuromuscular Dentistry in the care of some of the most advanced cases of TMD.
If you or someone you know is struggling with problems from TMD, Keystone may be able to help. Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with the doctor today 561-247-0044
After going to multiple doctors and specialists for my jaw pain and neck pain and headaches which had continued to get worse until a friend of my referred me to Dr. Chung. He took extra special care and time with me the first day to discover all of my needs and after the very first visit, I saw immediate relief. So much so that I broke down in tears in front of him because I had lost hope. We are now working on my long-term issues in coming to the office is a sheer pleasure. The team is amazing and the positive energy exudes from the office. I am so grateful that I found Dr. Ching and his team and I am equally grateful for my friend who took the time to refer me to the right person.
I recently had some extensive dental work done and experienced severe jaw pain for over a week, and couldn’t eat without severe discomfort. Diagnosed with TMJ, I went to see Dr. Chung, and he was able to make me pain free, in just 3 visits !! I can’t thank him enough , other than to say he’s got my business life!