Commonly referred to as TMJ, Temporomandibular joint disorder can be successfully relieved through chiropractic treatments on the Outer Banks. While there are surgical methods to correct TMJ, Clearview Chiropractic offers an alternative and much less invasive solution to our clients. There are many discomforting symptoms and several causes of TMJ that we would like to discuss with you today.

TMJ & Symptoms


TMJ is the joint connecting the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. This joint allows you to chew, yawn, and talk. Symptoms of this disorder can be mild to severe, causing pain and discomfort in the joint and the surrounding area. This can leave you with headaches, difficulty chewing, and pain and discomfort in both the jaw and ears.

There are several possible causes of TMJ:

  • An injury directly to your jaw
  • Muscle stress or fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Grinding of your teeth or frequent clenching of your jaw muscles
  • Misalignment of the jaw

Chiropractic Treatments Can Help


Studies have shown that chiropractic care is highly effective in relieving the pain caused by TMJ. When there is a misalignment between the spine and nervous system, your body can develop numerous problems, including TMJ. At Clearview Chiropractic, we use massage and chiropractic adjustments to greatly reduce your pain and correct this disorder. This alternative healthcare solution corrects misalignments using the most professional and up to date methods in chiropractic care. If you are suffering from the symptoms of TMJ, or if you are having lower back pain problems, call or stop by to see how we can relieve the pain.

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