Jaw Pain

Jaw Pain TMJ Syndrome

Understanding Jaw Pain & TMJ Syndrome

TMJ Dysfunction (Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction) is a cluster of symptoms associated with the jaw joint that causes jaw pain.

The name is indicative of the joint formation via the mandible and the temporal bones of the head.

The joint has a cartilaginous disc in between its articulation that may be injured during biting, trauma (e.g., severe whiplash injuries or blow to the mandible) or slow chronic grinding of teeth.

"Using the Activator Method and only two visits...I was pain free..." - Manfred Alkhas

Although the joint pain is usually considered very benign, the consequences of TMJ Syndrome can be very difficult.

Unfortunately, in some cases, TMJ Syndrome can last for years.

And, due to inconclusive treatment protocols and lack of research, many patients seek help from doctor to doctor with minimal relief.

Dr. Manfred's training in TMJ Syndrome treatment started in 1989 when he personally faced the disease. Due to the severe stress of clinic entrance exams at Palmer Chiropractic College, Dr. Manfred, then a student at the school, noticed severe jaw pain which forced him into liquid diets for weeks. Finally, out of sheer desperation Dr. Manfred consulted one of his adjustment instructors and asked for help. Using the Activator Method and only two visits, Dr. Manfred indicates, "I was pain free - with immense interest in treating this debilitating disease".

Dr. Manfred Alkhas providing chiropractic treatment for jaw pain relief

A good practitioner must diagnose jaw pain by finding the core cause of the disease. The patient must be evaluated for any arthritic diseases, hereditary possibilities, traumas to neck and face such as car accidents or sport injuries, bite or dental issues, and grinding of teeth such as bruxism.

TMJ Syndrome is diagnosed when pain, lack of mobility, or noise such as popping sounds present during normal jaw function. About 20 to 30% of the adults are affected by this disease and the majority of the patients are females.

The Treatment For TMJ Syndrome Consists Of...

  • Decreasing TMJ inflammation
  • Decreasing joint fixation using gentle and pain-free chiropractic adjustments
  • Improving bilateral muscle balance using specific jaw exercises to retrain the involved muscles
  • Improving jaw muscle tonicity by using specific TMJ exercises
  • Treating the cervical spine (neck) if involved in the TMJ Syndrome
  • Possible referral to a dentist for occlusal adjustment (bite adjustment)
  • In severe cases where medical intervention is needed, the patient may be referred for more invasive treatments such as injecting anti-inflammatory in involved soft tissue or using botox injections to relax the involved muscle

If you are suffering from TMJ Syndrome or think you may be having some jaw discomfort, feel free to call our office for a quick evaluation of your condition.

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Such diseases should be first treated using conservative methods before any invasive procedures are utilized. The jaw joint is an incredibly sensitive joint and lack of ease in this joint can decrease the quality of life. Pain during eating, pain at night during sleeping and jaw pain at work due to the stress can be fatiguing.

The sooner you seek help the better your chances of you being able to beat this disease.

I look forward to helping you get relief from your jaw pain, including TMJ pain.

Dr. Manfred Alkhas, D.C., M. Div.

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The chiropractor can then focus using specific trigger points to re-position the jaw to relieve pain and to help in preventing future TMJ pain from returning.

Meet Dr. Manfred Alkhas, D.C., M. Div.

Dr. Manfred Alkhas is the founder and the primary treating doctor in Good Life Chiropractic in Campbell, CA (just minutes from San Jose, CA).

​In the field of chiropractic care, Dr. Alkhas is known for being an injury specialist.

  • Licensed Chiropractor since 1991
  • Member of the California Chiropractic Association
  • Has helped over 8,000 patients
  • Master of Divinity Degree with Honors
  • Corporate Health and Wellness Seminars Main Presenter through Social Wellness Inc.
  • Corporate Health and Wellness Seminar Speaker through Worksite Wellness Inc.
  • Corporate Health and Wellness Seminar Speaker through National Health Bureau

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Good Life Chiropractic is located at 280 E Hamilton Ave, Ste E, Campbell, CA 95008. Call us at (408) 871-1200 or Click to Schedule An Appointment

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