An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Do you wake in the morning to popping jaw sound when you yawn? Have you found it difficult to chew because of the pain in your jaw? Does your mouth ever lock open or closed? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, our Gilbert chiropractor invites you to Islands Chiropractic to learn about TMJ, it's symptoms and treatment options. TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint disorder. This hinged joint that controls your jaw movements, is subject to conditions that create pain, instability and immobility. Our chiropractor works on the temporomandibular joint much the same way he adjusts other joints such as your shoulders, knees, elbows, wrists and vertebrae. Dr. Daniel Carlow gently places your jaw into a better alignment to eliminate the pain and cracking that typically accompany TMJ.
If you are suffering from TMJ or wondering if you have this condition, look for symptoms such as:
These symptoms signal a challenge in your jaw joint. Our chiropractor, Dr. Carlow, wants to eliminate the symptoms without using medication, but also strives to remove the challenge. You may have been given the suggestion to wear a mouth guard at night, which will help reduce your symptoms, but will not get rid of the problem. Our chiropractic approach reduces your pain but also determines why your TMJ is aggravated. A few reasons for TMJ symptoms include:
Dr. Carlow uses a Palmer approach to re-setting your TMJ to a proper alignment. This gentle technique adjusts your jaw so that it is able to move freely and without grinding, cracking, popping or sticking. You feel results immediately as a reduction in pain and within a few treatments, your TMJ may be eliminated. Dr. Carlow also uses the Arthrostim tool to assist in your jaw adjustments. This tool provides pin-point precision with your jaw adjustments and uses a frequency that provides 12 to 24 taps per second. The force and frequency are designed to stimulate healing in the area. The frequency is set to match the Earth's frequency and is known as the Schumann resonance. This frequency helps increase blood flow to your jaw so your body is able to heal itself. Dr. Carlow's mission is to position your body in the right state for healing. Our chiropractor also teaches you exercises to help minimize your symptoms and strengthen the new jaw position. These can be done from the comfort of your home and support your chiropractic care program. Our TMJ chiropractic care program does more than eliminate symptoms- we remove the source of your TMJ so you enjoy pain-free jaw movement.
If you live in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix or the surround neighborhoods and are struggling with TMJ pain, please call Islands Chiropractic at (480) 545-4580.