WEBSTER, N.Y., March 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The experienced chiropractic team at O’Dell Family Chiropractic is now offering services for those who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). Studies suggest that those who have TMJ disorder benefit from visiting a chiropractor for a cervical spine examination. After an examination, the O’Dell Family Chiropractic staff can recommend the best course of action for co-managed care with the patient’s oral health physician.
TMJD is a term used to describe a broad range of disorders that affect the temporomandibular joint, or the pair of joints that connects the lower jaw to the skull allowing the jawbone to rotate. Signs of TMJ disorder include pain that radiates from the face, neck and shoulders, and many sufferers grind their teeth. The result can be limited movement or locking of jaw, painful clicking when a person opens and closes their mouth or a noticeable change in the way the upper and lower teeth come together. Those who suffer from this disorder may also experience headaches, earaches, dizziness and difficulty hearing or swallowing.
The Journal of Oral Rehabilitation recommends that TMJD patients make an appointment with a chiropractor for a cervical spine examination even if they are not experiencing spinal issues. Since the head and neck are intricately connected, many TMJD patients can find pain relief after receiving proper care and treatment of their spinal disorder. Chiropractic treatments also help the body better respond to their co-occurring oral healthcare.
“Although most patients do not attribute TMJD symptoms to neck problems, certain cervical spine disorders can perpetuate the condition,” says Dr. Norman O’Dell of O’Dell Family Chiropractic. “That’s why it is vital for those who suffer from TMJD to visit a chiropractor for complementary care.”
Each chiropractor at O’Dell Family Chiropractic is trained to examine the neck and jaw of patients in order to determine the most effective treatment plan to maximize their oral healthcare plan. At the center, patients with TMJD will receive a full initial examination, any necessary x-rays, evaluative exams to determine progress, gentle and safe adjustments, exercises to strengthen and stabilize the jaw and neck, as well as therapies that balance the muscles for proper function.
Those experiencing jaw pain or neck pain can make an appointment at O’Dell Family Chiropractic for an examination. The center has two convenient offices in Webster and Rochester, which services the Henrietta and Brighton areas as well.
About O’Dell Family Chiropractic
Dr. Norman O’Dell and the O’Dell Family Chiropractic team aims to help patients maintain optimal spinal health so that they may live an active and pain-free lifestyle. Their team takes a holistic approach to healing and injury prevention and uses the latest technology to provide quality chiropractic care. Each patient receives an individualized care plan and personalized treatment.
O’Dell Family Chiropractic, 585-671-9210
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