Temporomandibular Joint DisorderRead Temporomandibular Joint Disorder by Dr. Paul Byers,D.C.
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Temporomandibular disorder venture
, also abbreviated TMD or TMJ, is the name under different conditions affecting the jaw together. The symptoms vary from case to case, because of their symptoms. Most people who suffer from pain in the muscles of the jaw joints or experience only a temporary and cyclical. Other people may develop chronic symptoms and are diagnosed TTM.
Signs of TMD may include:
* Pain that radiates to the face, neck or shoulders
* Limited movement or locking jaw
* Problems with the opening of the mouth
* Pain when chewing or yawning
* Pain and / or strong clicking on the grid when opening or closing the mouth
* Pain or pain in the anterior part of the muscles of the ear or jaw, cheeks, teeth, or temples
* A significant change in the shape of the upper and lower teeth fit together
Headaches, earaches, dizziness, hearing or swallowing
If you have any of these problems, the doctor of chiropractic can help identify whether the TMD is responsible, and provide
Conservative appropriate treatment if necessary.Causes of TMDTMD experts rank the state in three ways:
* The myofascial pain, hitting, jaw, neck and shoulders. (MPS refers to the muscles, not the face)
* The dislocation of the jaw or slipping of a disk
* Degenerative joint disease, ie, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in the joint
Physical attacks on the jaw is a major cause of DTM. This may be in the form of a sudden, while playing sports, injury, or simply overuse syndromes, such as chewing gum excessively or substantially in favor of one side of the mouth to the other chewing.
In the long-term physical stress can also cause TMD. For example, sitting on a dentist chair , keeping my mouth open for few hours, though the most dentists are aware of this problem and break phases while treating the patient or to protect them prior to treatment from all the problems of articulation of the jaw. If you have a problem, physical therapy may be necessary after appropriate treatment or the patient may be asked to prepare a pre-treatment series of exercises to relax the jaw.
Emotional stress can also affect the TMD, although it is not in itself a cause or disease. When people are stressed and react physically shaking repetitive grinding and gnashing of teeth, especially when this is done unconsciously at night, the TMD grow if the stress continues to produce physical effects in a certain period.
Under certain circumstances, be used to write that because TMD is now known only trigger. This includes moderate chewing gum, clicking on the chin that do not cause pain, orthodontics, which does not involve excessive opening of the mouth, jaws, and those who have never installed correctly.
Women are four times more likely than men to live the TMD, which may be due to differences in posture, aggravated by high heels.Diagnosis and treatment of DM
If your chiropractor is required to assess TTM as a possible cause for your symptoms, you may be asked to do several things:
Put three fingers vertically into your mouth and bite, open and close your mouth and chew repeatedly. The chiropractor will check your jaw joint and muscle balance to do these exercises, which is usually sufficient to confirm or rule out TMD.
Also check for signs of inflammation and changes. If further research is needed to confirm the diagnosis, X-rays or MRI should be ordered.
If TMD may require chiropractic manipulation and massage, applying heat and ice and special exercises, with the primary aim of relieving pain. It may also be referred to a dentist or orthodontist, if all devices or splints are necessary to reduce the causes of the DTM.
Furthermore, the recommendations for the chiropractic treatment of TMD
* The heat and ice. Recommended for the ice as soon as an injury happens or pain. After that, the heat will help in healing and reduceing discomfort.
* Some common movements should be avoided, such as chewing hard foods or foods that cause you to open your mouth too.
* TDG specific stretching exercises or strengthening may be prescribed individually, and special sensors for feedback from the jaw may be necessary to train.