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TMJ Problems in Marietta

woman touching jawThe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to your skull and allows you to open and close your mouth. When the upper cervical spine, particularly the first two vertebrae called the atlas and axis, is misaligned, it can affect the muscles and nerves around the jaw, potentially contributing to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD or TMJ).

A misaligned upper cervical spine could increase tension within the surrounding muscles, thus affecting the jaw’s normal functions. In addition to this, it could also affect the nerves controlling the jaw functions. This accumulated tension and nerve interference can lead to jaw pain, difficulty opening or closing the mouth, and even clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help

Chiropractic adjustments focusing on the upper cervical spine aim to correct misalignments to reduce muscle tension and promote optimal nerve function. While there may be other contributing factors to TMJ dysfunction, adjusting and correcting the upper cervical spine can provide immediate relief for many of our patients.

Take the Next Step

If you want to stop the pop and get relief from your TMJ pain or dysfunction, reach out to us today. Dr. Berner can help alleviate your pain naturally.


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