TMJ Disorders

Our Chiropractic Care
Improves Jaw Pain

At Intouch Chiropractic in San Diego, we focus on upper cervical care. If you are suffering from the pain and discomfort of TMJ symptoms, you should know that there is an intimate connection between your temporomandibular joints and your upper neck and skull. We use upper cervical care to return your head and neck to a more neutral position with gentle adjustments.

Your upper jaw is attached to your skull, making up 50% of the temporomandibular joint. Upper neck misalignments and TMJ disorders are equally linked to trauma, headaches, fatigue, and dizziness. Some patients also experience facial pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. Non-invasive pain relief for TMJ disorders is possible with gentle upper cervical care with the expert San Diego chiropractors at Intouch Chiropractic.

TMJ treatment

​​​​​​​By the time someone comes in for a consultation in our office, they have often already seen many specialists. They are still searching for TMJ pain relief and help with their malocclusion symptoms, and it is the unique, custom NUCCA chiropractic treatment plan developed for them at Intouch Chiropractic that finally gets them relief.

How Intouch Chiropractic
Helped Faith's TMJ

Amazing experience with Intouch Chiropractic. Came here for my TMJ and immediately felt so much better with their treatment. They also have such a caring and helpful staff that makes the whole process easy and extremely pleasant.

Rosiluz A.

Alleviate TMJ Pain

It is virtually impossible to have a balanced bite when your head is not on straight. One aspect of the work of our NUCCA Upper Cervical Care doctors is to literally get your head on straight – and that helps the biomechanics of your jaw and improves your bite.

The chiropractors at Intouch Chiropractic are experts in their field, helping patients with TMJ disorders in San Diego to great results and TMJ pain relief. We co-manage your care with your dental professional from day one. Our TMJ specialists serve the entire San Diego area and can give you the treatment you need.

Relieve TMJ Symptoms At The Source
TMJ treatment

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) ​​​​​​​Pain

Affects More Than Your Bite

ICCMO is a society of specialized neuromuscular dentists, and these dentists endorse the NUCCA Chiropractic methods we employ at Intouch Chiropractic. We work together with your dental health team to help balance your bite and alleviate TMJ symptoms for TMJ pain relief. By making sure your head, neck, and bite are aligned, we can lastingly alleviate Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and TMJ pain.

TMJ Disorders affect how you bite, chew, drink, talk, swallow, and more. The two temporomandibular joints are located on either side of your mouth, near your ears, and act like a hinge between your upper and lower jaw. When these joints become misaligned, it causes incredible pain and a host of symptoms, including:

Chiropractic Services

Can Complement Orthodontic Work

We recommend that you get treatment for your head tilt before you are fitted for braces, retainers, or night guards. Otherwise, your head tilt will be locked in place by the appliance in your mouth, especially if it is a permanent orthotic. If you already had braces as a kid, have a permanent retainer or night guard, or you had jaw surgery in the past, get checked by an upper cervical doctor if you are experiencing shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches, vertigo, or TMJ symptoms. Getting your neck stable will be critical in stabilizing your jaw.

Make an appointment with your dentist, orthodontist, or neuromuscular dentist to ensure that any retainers or appliances are refitted a couple of weeks after beginning upper cervical care. The position of your head and neck will have shifted. Make sure to get an occlusal tune-up with your dentist to make sure that your body posture and your bite are working together instead of against each other. Your ability to hold your adjustments and have fewer symptoms is directly related to having a properly fitted oral appliance. Are you ready to free yourself from pain with our TMJ treatment in San Diego? Schedule an appointment with a TMJ specialist by calling our office or requesting an appointment here.

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