The source of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain is mostly found in other areas of the body.
The error in viewing the jaw as the sole problem results in high expenses for splinting devices and other treatments specific to the jaw. These seldom are effective in the treatment of pain. This is because the jaw adjusts to improper joint alignment in the spine.
When the spine is “off” the head and jaw compensate resulting in the TMJ being positioned improperly. Left untreated jaw dysfunction can contribute to other problems such as headaches, nerve tension, pressure/ringing in the ears, faulty chewing mechanics and many other issues.
Therefore, our treatment approach includes the entire body with the goal of centering the head and jaw over the spine.