Natural Care Chiropractic: Collaborative Care for TMJ

LINDENHURST, Ill., May 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chiropractic treatment with a focus on TMJ care is a collaborative effort in which patients can improve the results of dental therapy by combining the benefits of joint alignment through natural care chiropractic services. The collaborative treatment puts your body into position to heal.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about 10 million Americans suffer from disorders affecting the TMJ. In this article, we explore the complex nature of this joint, problems that people have with this joint, and the benefits of Natural Care Chiropractic treatment to help resolve TMJ problems.

TMJ stands for "temporomandibular joint," but many people also refer to any condition that affects the temporomandibular joint as TMJ. The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull. Powerful muscles found in the temporal region of the skull and the maxillary region of the skull allow the joint to open and close. Humans depend on their temporomandibular joint every day.

Symptoms of TMJ

Pain and discomfort are two common complaints from people who suffer from TMJ. The causes of TMJ are complicated. There are many different causes that may themselves be symptoms of a deep problem. One of the considerations when treating TMJ is the fact that that mandible is almost a free-floating bone. It is merely held in place by powerful muscles and connective tissue. As such, the lower jaw can come out of alignment due to a number of other reasons. The resulting symptoms may include an odd feeling when chewing food, biting your cheeks, the teeth not lining up when chewing, discomfort, and even pain.

Atlas Orthogonal Technique for TMJ Care

Natural Care Chiropractic treatment can help improve disorders affecting the TMJ; treatment includes releasing muscle tension, decreasing the effects of stress, and realigning the joints.

Because TMJ often involves the teeth or bite, many people go to the dentist for an evaluation. However, the involvement of a chiropractor may help improve the benefits of dental treatment. Atlas Orthogonal technique is an option that a Natural Care Chiropractic doctor can use to boost the benefits offered by a dentist.

Atlas Orthogonal Technique focuses on the alignment of the spine using a light touch. This technique requires special training that Dr. Mark Freund possesses. He says, "There is no twisting or 'cracking' of the joints with the Atlas Orthogonal Technique." This is a painless treatment that helps improve TMJ symptoms through a collaborative and natural process.

The benefits of the collaborative approach address more than just the bite. The work that chiropractors do helps support the treatment that a dentist provides to those who suffer from TMJ symptoms.

Natural Care Chiropractic is a complete natural therapy practice. The managing doctor is Dr. Mark Freund, and treatments include chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, and nutrition services. (847)-265-0600 or visit the Natural Care Chiropractic online.

CONTACT: Natural Care Chiropractic, 847-265-0600Source: Natural Care Chiropractic