Among the areas of the body that Wall Township NJ chiropractors are able to help, many people are surprised to learn that the jaw is on the list. It's easy to associate back pain and neck pain with chiropractic treatment, but people who suffer from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Wall Township NJ can also find relief.


Temporomandibular Joint Disorder refers to a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. This joint connects your jaw to your skull, so it stands to reason that if you have issues with the muscles or ligaments that control its movement you may experience problems.

Some common symptoms of TMJ include pain in your jaw, cheek, teeth, or front of the ear when you chew or yawn, clicking noises in the jaw, an inability to open your mouth wide, or having your jaw lock when you are able to open it. You also may notice that your upper and lower teeth no longer fit together properly when you close your mouth. Some patients experience headaches, hearing issues, dizziness, or earaches as part of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.


TMJ has a myriad of potential causes that your Wall Township NJ chiropractors will explore when you book your appointment. Some of the known causes of TMJ include serious jaw trauma or dislocation, physical or emotional stress, or even sitting in a dentist's chair for long periods of time with your mouth wide open. The emotional stress doesn't end up causing TMJ on its own, but if you tend to clench your teeth as a result, this may end up causing it. Statistics show that women are four times as likely to suffer from TMJ as men.


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Often, the patient we encounter who have been suffering with TMJ disorder have a "perfect storm" of underlying issues. They will typically have curvature loss, or even degeneration, in their neck, which leads to extreme tension on not only the muscles of the neck, throat, jaw, and face, but also contributes to a "fight or flight" response in the nervous system, making that tension worse. They will also have restrictions and compressions in the cranial bones that misalign and retract the jaw, leading to further muscle and nervous system tension.

This is exactly why we get results.

By not ONLY focusing on the spine OR cranium - by addressing both simultaneously, we can help break the pattern of dysfunction and help you break free from the chains of TMJ.

Spinal Alignment: Chiropractors specialize in identifying and correcting subluxations and misalignments in the spine. A subluxated spine can lead to imbalances throughout the body, affecting the jaw and exacerbating TMJ symptoms. Through gentle adjustments, chiropractors can restore proper alignment, alleviating pressure on the jaw and promoting overall wellness.

Craniopathy and TMJ Disorder

Cranial Balancing: Craniopathy focuses on the relationship between the cranial bones and the nervous system. Imbalances in the cranial bones can contribute to TMJ symptoms. In fact - the "T" and "TMJ" represents one of the most important cranial bones, the Temporal bone! Through gentle adjustments, a craniopath can restore balance, improving the function of the temporomandibular joint.

Nervous System Harmony: The cranial bones house and protect the brain and spinal cord. Craniopathy aims to ensure optimal communication within the nervous system. By enhancing this communication, craniopathy supports the body's ability to manage and alleviate TMJ symptoms.


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The Synergy of Chiropractic and Craniopathy

When combined, chiropractic care and craniopathy create a holistic approach to TMJ relief. By addressing both structural misalignments and nervous system imbalances, these therapies work synergistically to target the root causes of TMJ disorder, offering long-term benefits and improved quality of life.


If you're tired of living with the discomfort of TMJ disorder, consider the holistic approach of chiropractic care and craniopathy. By restoring proper alignment, releasing muscle tension, and promoting nervous system harmony, these therapies provide a powerful solution to alleviate TMJ symptoms and enhance overall well-being. Take the first step towards a pain-free life by consulting with a holistic chiropractor and craniopath today. Your journey to TMJ relief starts now.


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Absolute Chiropractic

2100 NJ-35
Sea Girt, NJ 08750

(732) 945-5033