TMJ in Orinda CA

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) affects about 1 in 10 adults in Orinda CA. This disorder involves chronic pain in the face and jaw, and requires pain management care. Typical symptoms of TMJ include discomfort or pain around the jaw and in the face, swelling, problems chewing or talking, the inability to move the jaw, loud popping, headaches and earaches, dizziness, and hearing impairment.

Numerous ailments can cause TMJ, including teeth grinding, stress (jaw clenching) and arthritis in the joints of the jaw. It can also be caused by whiplash, a head or neck injury or strains and sprains to the neck. Thankfully, chiropractic care received from a TMJ specialist can lessen the pain of this condition.

Chiropractic Care with a TMJ Specialist

Many people suffer with TMJ and try various treatments suggested by their dentists and family doctors, while these treatments may offer some relief, they do not necessarily offer well rounded pain management. We recommend combining traditional treatment options with chiropractic care from a TMJ specialist for more complete pain relief.

At our clinic, we offer adjustments with a TMJ specialist. Our chiropractor has more than 17 years of experience helping individuals with TMJ, and many patients have reported substantial relief from their jaw pain after receiving treatment at our clinic.

Chiropractic Adjustments for TMJ Pain Management

Both manual and instrument chiropractic adjustments can be used for TMJ pain management, and they both work by realigning the bones in the neck and jaw and releasing the tension on the muscles, which reduces the pain associated with TMJ. Dr. Kevin Wong specializes in manipulating the cervical and cranial bones and jaw bone to achieve proper alignment and reduce jaw pain.

Manual Manipulations

Chiropractic care that uses manual manipulation of the cervical and jaw bones involves our chiropractor using his hands to apply pressure to misaligned joints and bones in order to realign them. This releases the tension on those areas and drastically reduces pain and allows you to eat, yawn and open your jaw with less pain and discomfort.

Activator Adjustments

Actuator adjustments are performed with a medical instrument called an Activator, and we have two activators available, including the Activator V and the Impulse IQ. Both of these hand-held medical devices are designed to deliver chiropractic adjustments at very specific points along the back and neck. These devices have no side effects and can be used on individuals of every age for jaw pain and pain management.

Here at our Orinda chiropractic center, we understand that your TMJ is affecting your daily life. It causes chronic pain in the face and jaw, and it makes chewing and talking difficult. We can provide chiropractic care with a TMJ specialist so that you can better control your pain and lead a more active lifestyle.

Monday6:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday6:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday8:45am - 6:00pm
Friday6:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday6:30am - 12:00pm
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Orinda Chiropractic & Laser Center
89 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-4040

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“Dr. Wong is my family's first stop when confronted with pain. His sensitivity and skill, his laser and orthotics, and even the Rock Tape--we have learned the value of them all as he has healed us over the years.”

- R. Miller

“It is so comforting to know I have Kevin to 'keep me in line' and help me when I overdo it. Kevin and Isabel show not only great concern and compassion for their patients, they are also so wonderful about accommodating us and making sure our needs are met. ”

- D. Koroslev

“Kevin Wong is an amazing doctor. He has been able to 'fix' things on me that other doctors told me I would 'just have to live with' for the rest of my life. I leave my visits to Orinda Chiropractic feeling refreshed, relaxed, and most importantly, free of pain!”

- L. Baqir

“I began seeing Kevin Wong 8 years ago after a vehicle accident. His gentle chiropractic ways and his caring attitude made a huge difference to me. I always feel that Dr. Wong is looking out for my health and goes the extra step whenever it is necessary such as fitting me in when all of a sudden my neck or back starts to give me trouble.”

-J. Moody

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89 Moraga Way

Orinda, CA 94563