SOURCE: Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic and Wellness Center

September 27, 2011 07:00 ET

Rochester Hills Chiropractor Treats TMJ Jaw Pain

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Rochester Hills announced that the practice offers treatments for TMJ jaw pain. Patients with TemporoMandibular Joint (TMJ) pain may experience a popping or click sound in their joint, along with tooth pain, ear pain, and headaches. This pain is the result of a misalignment of the two joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. Individuals with TMJ may also clench or grind their teeth at night, which results in dental damage and further pain. The practice uses chiropractic care to restore alignment to the joints, along with massage therapy to relieve pain.

Dr. Ron Fried, a chiropractor and owner of Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic and Wellness Center, announced that his practice has had great success treating patients for TMJ jaw pain.

TemporoMandibular Joint (TMJ) pain is caused by a misalignment of the two joints that connect the jawbones to the skull. Patients with this condition experience a painful popping and clicking sound of the jaw, along with tooth pain, facial pain, ear pain, neck pain, and headaches caused by grinding or clenching their jaw.

"TMJ pain is an often misunderstood condition," said Dr. Fried. "Many patients first have this condition diagnosed by a dentist, who will notice the damage that has been done to the teeth due to clenching and grinding at night. Typical treatments like a nightly mouth guard can help stop further damage to the teeth, but cannot correct the underlying cause for the problem."

While a dentist can help diagnose TMJ and prevent further damage to the teeth, according to Dr. Fried, a dentist can only treat the symptoms of the condition. A chiropractor like Dr. Fried who is experienced with TMJ treatment can help restore proper alignment to the joints.

"A misalignment in the cervical spine can also contribute to a misalignment of the jaw, as can an injury or an advancing condition like arthritis," said Dr. Fried. "The most common causes, however, are a combination of stress and poor posture. A comprehensive diagnostic exam is essential for determining the underlying cause of the condition so we can provide the patient with long-term pain relief."

Not all chiropractors offer TMJ treatments. Dr. Fried draws on his background in sports medicine and physical therapy to provide treatments that address the underlying cause for the condition.

"Rochester Hills TMJ jaw pain patients choose our practice because of our unique approach to treating TMJ pain," said Dr. Fried. "We focus on the root cause, not just the symptoms, to provide long-lasting pain relief. A combination of gentle adjustments, lifestyle advice, massage therapy, and corrective exercises can make a substantial difference for our patients."

Individuals who wish to learn more about TMJ treatment and Dr. Fried's approach to wellness care and back pain treatment can visit the Dr. Fried Chiropractic and Wellness Center website at

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  • Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic and Wellness Center
    Rochester Hills, MI