top of page

TMJ - Three Things You Need to Know

The temporomandibular joint is formed between your skull and your jaw bone. Within the joint, there is a disc made of cartilage that keeps jaw movement smooth. Pain in this area is referred to as TMJ pain.

Causes of TMJ Pain?

1. Surrounding muscles are irritated

2. The joint is displaced

3. Arthritis

These problems can interrupt the smooth movement of the jaw, causing muscle tenderness, clicking or popping.

Things that Increase Your Risk

1. Stress

2. Grinding your teeth

3. Jaw Injury

Ways to Decrease TMJ Pain

1. Eat softer foods

2. Ice Packs

3. Stress reduction Techniques

4. Gentle Stretching

5. Spinal Manipulation

6. Soft Tissue and Myofascial Release

7. Laser Therapy

Let your chiropractor help choose the method that is right for you.

For a Free Consultation with one of our doctors, call

302-678-8866 Dover

302-628-8008 Seaford

302-424-0556 Milford

We Also Treat:

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain


Disc Herniation

Shoulder Pain

Elbow Pain

Knee Pain

Hip Pain

Ankle Pain

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
bottom of page