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Can a Chiropractor Help with TMJ Pain?

If you have tightness, pain or a clicking feeling in your jaw, you may be suffering from TMJ pain.  Good news is, we can treat your TMJ issues at our Little Rock or North Little Rock chiropractic clinics.  With some simple stretches, TMJ exercises and TMJ chiropractic adjustments, we can help alleviate your symptoms and provide relief.  

What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD), more commonly known as TMJ is a blanket term for acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint.  This joint is what connects your mandible to your skull and can become irritated or inflamed leading to issues.  Some of these symptoms or issues include:

  • pain or tenderness in jaw
  • headaches
  • aching pain in or around the ear
  • difficulty or pain while chewing
  • popping or clicking sound in jaw when opening mouth
  • locking of the joint, difficulty in opening or closing mouth

Chiropractic Treatment of TMJ

A trip to your Little Rock or North Little Rock chiropractor is a great way to address these issues.  The first thing we will do in office is rule out a problem with the muscles surrounding the joint that help open and close the mouth.  The three key muscles we will focus on include the masseter, the temporalis, and the pterygoid.  These muscle are no different than any other, in that they are susceptible to strains, tightness and weakness.  Once we check for trigger points within these muscles, we will work on both stretching and activating the muscles.  Just like other muscular issue, we want to follow the rules of:  stretching and/or mobilizing the appropriate tissues, then activating the tissues for joint stability and proper muscular mechanics.  After our soft tissue work, we will move onto adjusting and assessing the jaw in a chiropractic TMJ adjustment.  Your Little Rock chiropractor or North Little Rock chiropractor may also recommend exercises for you to perform at home to help aid in your recovery and management of your TMJ pain.

At Omnis Rehab: Joint and Performance Center we treat many patients with TMJ pain and symptoms that go along with it.  If you are tired of dealing with the issues, we are here to help.  Visit our website to set up an appointment or speak with one of our staff.  You can also check your insurance benefits here. 

chiropractic adjustment

At Home Exercises and Stretches for Stiff Back

At Home Fixes for Upper and Lower Back Tightness

Snowmageddon has come and gone for Central Arkansas.  It was fun while it was here, but the lasting stiffness and tightness from the activities associated with snow aren’t any fun.  Shoveling snowy driveways and dragging kiddos on the sled can lead to back injury or muscle tightness.  If you are experiencing stiffness from change of your daily routine or too much snow fun, try out these stretches and exercises from Little Rock chiropractor, Dr. Brady DeClerk.

Try out these at home exercises to help upper and lower back pain and let us know how they work out!  As always, if pain or discomfort persists,  give us a call at Omnis Rehab Joint and Performance Center and we can get you schedules with out Central Arkansas Chiropractor or North Little Rock Chiropractor.

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Snow day got you stiff?

Arkansas just got pummeled by winter weather and your favorite Little Rock chiropractor has been closed all week.  Dr. Kevin is here to the rescue with some exercises and stretches that can help bail you out of stiffness that has set in from our snow day activities.

Snow day stiffness

Shoveling snow, pulling kiddos on sleds, or slipping on ice can all throw your back out of whack.  You may also experience neck and back tightness just from the loss of your normal exercise activities or your regular schedule.  We recommend doing some daily stretches and mobilization.  Some of our favorite yoga poses that can provide relief include:

  • child’s pose
  • cat/ cow
  • downward facing dog

We will be back in our Little Rock and North Little Rock chiropractic offices bright and early Monday so stay mobile until then with our snow day video!