Jaw Pain


Jaw pain is often diagnosed as Temporomandibular Dysfunction/Disorder or TMD. The jaw is a very complex and unique joint in the body. Jaw pain can be caused by a number of different reasons:TMJ joint

  • Prolonged mouth opening
  • Gum Chewing
  • Blow to the face or jaw
  • Neck injury
  • Many times the reason cannot be identified

Commonly what we discover is that the patient who is experiencing jaw pain is unable to open their mouth evenly. If you watch yourself in the mirror you may notice that your chin will go toward one side or the other in a consistent manner, it may be subtle, but this is important. Often patients will constantly clench their teeth or grind their teeth at night. This is problematic because of the constant stress on the joint and its associated structures.

One thing that may identify you as a possible person with TMD is ask yourself, when you are just sitting relaxed where are your teeth inside your mouth? Are they together or apart? Where is your tongue in your mouth? The correct answer should be teeth apart and your tongue touching the roof of your mouth. If your answers were anything but that then you may have TMD or may be susceptible to jaw pain.

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He acts as a physical therapist and chiropractor in one, working with your muscles and spine for the best results! Dr Paul is easy to talk to, explains as he works, and gives you exercises to do at home to relieve the discomfort in between appts. Best doctor I’ve had, so glad I found him!

April

Jaw Pain


Jaw pain is often diagnosed as Temporomandibular Dysfunction/Disorder or TMD. The jaw is a very complex and unique joint in the body. Jaw pain can be caused by a number of different reasons:

  • Prolonged mouth opening
  • Gum Chewing
  • Blow to the face or jaw
  • Neck injury
  • Many times the reason cannot be identified

Commonly what we discover is that the patient who is experiencing jaw pain is unable to open their mouth evenly. If you watch yourself in the mirror you may notice that your chin will go toward one side or the other in a consistent manner, it may be subtle, but this is important. Often patients will constantly clench their teeth or grind their teeth at night. This is problematic because of the constant stress on the joint and its associated structures.

TMJ joint

One thing that may identify you as a possible person with TMD is ask yourself, when you are just sitting relaxed where are your teeth inside your mouth? Are they together or apart? Where is your tongue in your mouth? The correct answer should be teeth apart and your tongue touching the roof of your mouth. If your answers were anything but that then you may have TMD or may be susceptible to jaw pain.

make an appointment at Mederi Health
autumn massage specials at mederi health
view our videos on YouTube

He acts as a physical therapist and chiropractor in one, working with your muscles and spine for the best results! Dr Paul is easy to talk to, explains as he works, and gives you exercises to do at home to relieve the discomfort in between appts. Best doctor I’ve had, so glad I found him!

April

The entire staff at Mederi Health is amazing! Dr. Holden is so thorough and wonderful. She actually listens to you and does a full review before recommending any treatment. Finding a natural way to deal with autoimmune and hormonal issues is very important to me; she looks for ways to correct the problems rather than covering them up with medication that do more harm than good. Dr. Endriss is one of the best chiropractors I’ve ever been to. No quick adjustment and you’re on your way; he spends the time adjusting and stretching your body to actually fix the problem long term. Having Dr. Holden and Dr. Endriss in the same office has done wonders for my fibromyalgia symptoms. I’ve spent years suffering and trying to find the right doctors to really listen and understand that I don’t want to cover up my pain with meds; I want to feel better without meds. Knowing I will enter my 40’s healthier than I started my 30’s gives me a sense of relief I haven’t had in a long time. I have recommended Mederi Health to anyone and everyone that will listen. They have changed my life!

Taunya Carra

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I have also had numerous adjustments from Dr. Paul Endriss. He uses a different technique than I had been used to and I like it. He is personable and actually listens which is so important and rather uncommon.
I would highly recommend Mederi Health for your health and wellness.

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