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Dr. Thatcher Helps Ann Arbor Residents Relieve TMJ
By: Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser
Does your jaw sometimes lock or make chewing uncomfortable?
You may have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ). TMJ affects the temporomandibular joints located on each side of your jaw and the muscles that move them. These joints connect the jawbone to the skull and help you open and close your mouth.
There are many factors that could cause TMJ. The joint where the jawbone and skull connect is covered with cartilage and the bones are separated between a small disc, like the discs between your vertebrae. TMJ can occur if the disc wears down or moves out of alignment. TMJ can also be caused by arthritis and trauma to the joint. While the cause of TMJ is different for everyone, if you grind your teeth, clench your jaw, or have family members with TMJ, you may have a higher chance of experiencing it yourself.
Symptoms of TMJ can include:
How to Treat TMJ – Chiropractic in Ann Arbor
Chiropractic care can help determine if the joint, surrounding muscles, or an imbalance in the spine is what's causing your TMJ pain. From there, Dr. Bill can make the necessary adjustments to relieve the pain and get your jaw moving correctly again.
Laser therapy may also help! Dr. Bill has found that chiropractic care combined with healing laser therapy can relieve TMJ pain and restore mobility by speeding up the healing reducing inflammation.
If you'd like to receive chiropractic in Ann Arbor, (https://www.drthatcher.com/
About Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser: Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser's mission is to change lives by relieving pain. Dr. Bill Thatcher has been serving the Ann Arbor community in the same location for 36 years and is an expert using the Activator method of adjustment. Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser believes in fast, friendly, affordable care that takes walk-ins, has minimal paperwork, leverages the best technology, and treats their patients with love and respect. For attentive, compassionate care, visit https://www.drthatcher.com/
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