Neck And Jaw Pain
Neck pain and jaw pain can be a struggle to deal with when they happen individually, but it can be almost unbearable when they occur at the same time. Unfortunately for us, these are a very common pairing that can happen very frequently for some. Both neck and jaw pain share a set of muscles that extends from the neck up into the jaw. When these muscles experience tightness, it can be felt in both the neck and in the jaw. If you are aching for relief from your jaw and neck pain there is a natural treatment that has been effective for millions.
TMJ and Other Jaw Pain
There are joints in your head that connect your jaw to your skull, or upper jaw area, which are called temporomandibular joints. Within these joints are bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels, which is similar to how the spine is made up. When you are experiencing TMJ, it means that you are experiencing joint dysfunction as a result of muscle tightness. There are two different types of TMJ, one of which is correlated to your muscles and the other is related your joints. When you are suffering from both jaw and neck pain, your pain is related to your muscles. The muscles and joints that exist in your jaw can be stressed and overworked which can cause irritation in the muscles and nerves that causes your pain.
Are There Other Factors Causing Your Pain?
There can be other factors that could be causing your neck and jaw pain. In fact, most jaw and neck pain doesn’t come from temporomandibular joints at all. Other causes may consist of:
- Daily stress
- Bone spurs that can happen in the neck
- Disc degeneration or bulging
- Misalignments that occur in the neck
Stress can be physical, emotional, or chemical which can result in the neck muscles tightening involuntarily. This tightening and tension may remain in the neck, however, it most likely will affect other areas of the body including the jaw, back, and the shoulders.
Three Types of Stress
There are three different types of stress that each person experiences every single day, these include physical stress, chemical stress, and emotional stress. Physical stress can be caused by the overuse of and repetition of the same muscles doing similar movements over and over again. Chemical stress can be caused by toxins that you experience from the environment – examples of this may include preservatives in food, pesticides, smoke, medications, or pollen. Emotional stress is the most common of the stresses that each person experiences. This stress can come from worry or anger or grief that happens with daily living.
When you experience physical stress, the pain that results may be more obvious than that which results from chemical or emotional stress. These two stresses frequently cause pain in the neck from the tightening and clenching of the muscles and the clenching and grinding of the jaw. When you are repeatedly tightening the muscles in the jaw and neck can cause irritation in the nerves that are located within this area and jaw and neck pain can result.
Most of the traditional treatment options work to treat the symptoms of your neck and jaw pain and ignore the cause of your pain. If you ever wonder why your pain keeps coming back over and over again, this is why. If you are sick of treating your neck and jaw pain time and time again, don’t be discouraged because there is an all-natural treatment option that have worked for many.
An All-Natural Treatment Without the Use of Drugs
Chiropractic care is one of the most popular alternative treatment method that millions have found to be successful in treating neck and jaw pain. Chiropractors are extensively trained to treat the source of your pain, not just the symptoms of it. Our Top Rated Chiropractors are extensively educated to treat pain using techniques that include gentle manual adjustments, nutritional testing, and various technologies that aid in adjusting.
Call one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today to schedule a consultation to discuss the source of your pain. During a consultation, the chiropractor will ask you a series of questions to help better understand your pain. Then, a series of examinations will occur to help find the source of your pain. After the exam, the chiropractor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is individualized to you. Each person’s pain is unique and our Top Rated Chiropractors believe that your treatment plan should reflect your unique needs.
Once a treatment plan is made, our chiropractors will perform a series of gentle adjustments to begin correcting any misalignments that may be present within the spine. Once misalignments are corrected your body can work to heal the source of the pain itself and natural functioning of the nervous system is restored. And don’t worry, most chiropractic care is covered by insurance and all chiropractors are state licensed.
If you are fed up with having to live with your jaw and neck pain and are ready for relief, call one of our Top Rated Chiropractors to set up your consultation today!