Can a Chiropractor Help with TMJ?

Can a Chiropractor Help with TMJ?

No one wants to be in pain, especially when they’re eating. Pain while chewing is frequently linked to TMJ. Those with TMJ know the struggle that it can cause in everyday life. Many people search for a solution to their troubles but to no avail. However, some people may have not yet considered chiropractic. Can a chiropractor help with TMJ? The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont has the answers!

What is Temporomandibular Disorder

TMJ is the common term for the temporomandibular joint, although that isn’t all that the term is used for. TMJ is also the common term for temporomandibular disorder. The temporomandibular joint disorder is also known as TMJ. TMJ is a blanket term for inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, which can be either acute or chronic. TMJ has many symptoms, the most common being :

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Aching pain in and around the ear
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pain in the face
  • Locking of the jaw

How Can a Chiropractor Help with Temporomandibular Disorder?

Chiropractic is useful for many types of pain relief, but can a chiropractor help with TMJ? Yes! Jaw alignment is incredibly important to those with TMJ. When misaligned, the joint can become inflamed and cause associated muscles in the cheeks, temple, and base of the skull to tighten up which adds to the discomfort!  In addition, TMJ can often affect different portions of the head and neck. The human body is a complicated structure that works in conjunction with every other portion of the body and when one part isn’t functioning in a normal way, it can cascade to affect the rest of your system. Chiropractic uses a holistic view of the human body to help assist it to heal properly. By adjusting and manipulating different sections of the body and spine, a chiropractor can make changes that assist the temporomandibular joint.


TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, in addition, it’s a term that is commonly used for the temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint disorder is a blanket term for problems in that joint. Chiropractic can help with TMJ! Chiropractic uses a holistic view of the body to aid and care for issues that will assist body health and function in its entirety. Using chiropractic adjustments, a chiropractor can lower the pressure on the joints in the body as well as promote healing and pain relief. Also, chiropractors can utilize comfortable manipulation of the jaw to majorly assist the symptoms and effects of TMJ. Chiropractic is one of the best ways to treat TMJ!

If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment, visit us at one of our offices in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process, in fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times and our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.

We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!

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Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. Dave's clinics have received multiple accolades, being voted "Best of Boulder" and "Best of the West" nine times. He has treated numerous world-class athletes and is dedicated to providing the best results for his patients in the shortest possible time.