Your Cure For Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
-By Dr. John J. Saab (Guest Blog Post Contributor)
Happy New Year! My name is Dr. John J Saab and I am a West Bloomfield Chiropractor who has been in practice for 30 years. Our specialty is neck and back problems relating from simple muscle strains to disc problems, to scoliosis, neck and back related disorders, TMJ (jaw pain). The Woodruff family endorses Saab Chiropractic, and have been patients for over 25 years.
Have you ever been told you have TMJ? Temporomandibular Joint problems newly described as TMD (Temporomandibular Dysfunction/Disorder). If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you might have TMD, or related issues with your jaw:
- If you have an uneven bite?
- If you have clicking in your jaw? (put your fingers in your ears, and open and close your mouth, and listen…it should be smooth, regular, and no clicking, or grinding). You should feel both sides open, and move at the same time.
- Tight neck muscles which feel strained when you open and close your mouth.
- Headaches, occurring after chewing.
Answer yes to any of these questions, then you should have your teeth, and your bite evaluated in our office to determine if this is something with which we can help you. Often the jaw (Mandible), and the neck are related, and the muscles, and biting process affect each other. We have a network of doctors set up to help you, and evaluate your neck and head, and jaw. Sometimes uneven teeth will cause the jaw to misalign, and sometimes an uneven or misaligned jaw joint will cause the teeth to adapt, causing problems. I look forward to meeting you.
Saab Chiropractic is located on Maple Rd. (15 Mile Rd), just east of Farmington Road.
6040 W Maple Rd.,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Please call our office at 248-626-3500 to schedule a free consultation to see if we can help, or email us at [email protected]