Overcoming TMJ With Self-Care and Chiropractic Care

Managing TMJ Pain With Chiropractic Care

Anyone who has ever experienced the jaw clenching pain and discomfort of TMJ may not realize that there are ways to manage the condition. At Boca Health & Wellness Center in Boca Raton, we understand how excruciating and debilitating living with a temporomandibular joint disorder can be. Never knowing when the symptoms may strike and how to minimize the pain and discomfort can send one’s stress levels through the roof. Fortunately, we offer TMJ treatment and the following pointers on how to make the condition more manageable.

Self-Care TMJ Treatment Remedies

TMJ symptoms can strike at any time, especially at times when stress is high or at night. Paying close attention to potential triggers that cause the symptoms can help to minimize the frequency and severity of pain attacks. Here are a few additional remedies that can help.

Reduce Inflammation

Much of the pain and swelling associated with TMJ disorder comes from inflammation. Place an ice compress on the affected area when pain and swelling strike. If necessary, the use of anti-inflammatory pain-relievers may help provide symptom relief when awaiting treatment from a doctor.

Eat Softer Foods

Minimize stress on the jaw by eating softer foods that don’t require much chewing or jaw movement. Avoid hard and sticky foods, such as candies, gum, nuts, and tough meats. Instead, aim for softer, mushier foods that don’t require as much work to consume, such as scrambled eggs, yogurts, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, and apple sauce.

Prevent Excessive and Tight Mouth Movements

Stop grinding or clenching teeth and jaws. Learn more beneficial ways to handle stress and handle excess mouth movements at night. It may be necessary to wear a night guard while sleep to keep the mouth stable and prevent grinding movements that exacerbate the condition.

Boca Raton TMJ Doctor Available Now

Boca Health & Wellness Center offers nonsurgical and noninvasive TMJ treatment options in Boca Raton. For more information on how our chiropractic care therapies can help improve health, overall well-being while providing pain relief for a variety of disorders, including temporomandibular joint dysfunction, contact our clinic today at for an appointment.