180 Family Chiropractic -  - Chiropractor

Steve Nagel, DC

Chiropractor located in Mandan, ND

TMJ Treatment

Jaw pain, most commonly caused by Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD), can be treated without drugs and without surgery. At 180 Family Chiropractic in Mandan, North Dakota and also serving Bismarck, North Dakota, Dr. Steve Nagel specializes in using chiropractic, stress management and vitamin supplements to treat jaw pain.

TMJ Treatment Q & A

by Steve Nagel, DC

What is causing my jaw pain?

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) is a broad range of disorders associated with the face, neck, jaw, and shoulders. Approximately 30% of people will experience jaw pain during their lives. This pain is often temporary but can be a severe, chronic, debilitating ailment. TMJD can come from a variety of sources. Strained tendons of the jaw muscles, damage to the temporomandibular joint, poor nerve function, and misalignment of the spine can all cause jaw pain and TMJD.

Are there other symptoms that can be caused by TMJD besides jaw pain?

There are several other symptoms that can result from TMJD besides just jaw pain. These may include:

  • Limited movement of the jaw
  • Painful grating when opening or closing the teeth
  • Changes in the way the teeth fit together
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing problems
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dental trauma resulting in loss of tooth enamel or even the entirety of the tooth itself

Often these symptoms are resolved when the TMJD is corrected.

How is jaw pain treated?

Unlike painful surgeries, uncomfortable mouth guards, and pain medication, chiropractic treatment treats jaw pain at its source. The Journal of Oral Rehabilitation recommends examination of the cervical spine in TMJD patients, even without cervical complaints. By correcting misalignments in the spine and repositioning the jaw, the jaw is allowed to freely move the way it was intended. Pain quickly subsides and function is restored. By combining chiropractic treatment with therapeutic exercises and improvements in posture, a patient can expect to relieve their jaw pain permanently and without the use of pain medications. What’s more, by treating jaw pain at its source, the body is able to respond to any dental changes provided by a dental professional. This results in a longer-lasting, more beautiful smile and greater dental health. For more information on how chiropractic can help alleviate jaw pain, contact 180 Family Chiropractic for a consultation.

Insurance Accepted

180 Family Chiropractic is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sanford Health, Medicaid and Medicare. If we are out of network with your policy, we will help you to submit to your insurance carrier. We also have plans that make care affordable if you do not have insurance. We accept all auto carriers when treating patients after automobile accidents.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Steve. I feel he has completed changed my life for the better."

    Cheryl M.
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    "My family and I have been regular visitors at 180 Chiropractic for several years now. Everyone there has been so encouraging and professional."

    David M.
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    "Dr Steve is very knowledgeable and skilled at what he does. The staff is friendly and makes you feel welcome and at ease."

    Karen K.
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    "Dr. Steve takes the time to listen to your concerns. He and his staff are very caring and professional. I would recommend them to anyone."

    Angela L.
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    "Thanks Dr. Steve and Angie for all the support, if you have problems with getting and keeping weight off this is the way to go."

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    "Dr Steve has changed our lives for the better! He has been a huge part of our family's health plan for 3 years now and we are so thankful for how our life has changed!"

    Erica B.
Location
180 Family Chiropractic
2008 Twin City Dr.
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701-204-0540
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701-204-0540