Did you know that over twenty million Americans suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disease, otherwise known as jaw pain? Since the jaw joint is located at the junction of the mouth, face, head, and neck, there are many different causes of jaw pain. Some of the most common include:
- Teeth grinding during sleep (called bruxism)
- Neck tension
- Shoulder tension
- Asymmetrical chewing
- Degenerative joint disease of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
- Inflammatory arthritis
- Cavities or other tooth problems
- Jaw abscess
- TMJ subluxation or dislocation
It might be a surprise to learn that several of the most common causes of jaw pain are not directly related to the mouth or jaw, but to stress and musculoskeletal problems of the head, neck, and shoulders. A gentle chiropractic adjustment or a short course of care at a local Peoria chiropractic office may be what you need to ease your sleeping problems, relieve your jaw discomfort, and relax your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Johnson has helped patients with jaw pain. Contact us today to find out if he can help you.
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