Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Fargo, ND

Are you in need of TMJ relief and treatment?

Our chiropractic clinic offers a holistic, customized care plan for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Call us at (701) 532-0823 to schedule today!

Chiropractor Dr. Emily Payne treating male client with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Are you in pain each time you chew food? You could be suffering from temporomandibular disorder, often referred to as TMJ in the medical field. But we can help relieve your pain.

Our chiropractor in Fargo, North Dakota (ND) will help you:

  • Diagnose your condition
  • Put you to the appropriate treatment plan
  • Alleviate your pain
  • Restore the healthy you

Pain should not be your portion every time you eat your favorite meal. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get treatment for temporomandibular at Peak Spine + Wellness.

What Is Temporomandibular Joint, and What’s the Chiropractic Care For It?


TMJ is a medical condition that affects the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding facial muscles. A lot of issues can cause it; hence, it has a range of treatment options. But what is it, and what are its effects? Before that, however, let’s learn what the temporomandibular joint is.

This joint is located at the base of your skull that allows for the movement needed when talking, yawning, or chewing. The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw (mandible) to one of the sides of the skull, medically referred to as the temporal bone.

Because the temporomandibular allows for jaw movement sideways and up and down, it is a very complex joint your body has; hence, treating a severe problem with the TMJ is challenging to treat effectively.

What Are TMJ Disorders?


These disorders affect the jaw muscles, joints, and nerves responsible for chronic facial pain. A problem that prevents the complex system of jaw joints, the muscles, and the bones from working in tandem can lead to TMJ disorders. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research classifies this condition by the following:

  • Internal derangement of joints in your jaws – Could be a displaced disk like the cushion of cartilage between the skull and the head of the jaw bone, or a dislocated jaw or the rounded end of the jaw bone next to the temporal skill bone.
  • Myofascial pain – Is the most common type of TMD when you experience pain in the fascia. The fascia is the connective tissues that cover the muscles that control the neck and shoulder as well as the jaw functions.
  • Degenerative joint disease – These comprise rheumatoid arthritis of the jaw joint, also known as osteoarthritis

It is possible to develop one or more of the above conditions simultaneously.

Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

  • Soreness or discomfort of the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Limited mouth motions
  • Locking of the jaws
  • The popping of the jaws
  • Grinding and clenching of teeth
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Numbness sensation in the figures

Causes of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and How Our Chiropractic Care Can Help

The leading cause of this disorder could range from excessive straining of your jaw joints and the group of muscles that control speech, speaking, and swallowing, to bruxism. It could also result from trauma to the head, jaws, or neck. Also, painful medical treatment for conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or fibromyalgia could cause.

Our chiropractor in Fargo, North Dakota (ND) can help treat the condition in many ways, including joint manipulation to bring back motion, nearby muscle release, and much more. Talk to us about your appropriate treatment today.


At Peak Spine + Wellness we believe in empowering our patients to reach their peak potential! We offer chiropractic treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ pain.  Additionally, we offer wellness plans for those looking to reach peak potential while continuing to remain healthy once their problem is corrected. Get started with us today!


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