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The Connection Between TMJ And Spinal Alignment

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The Connection Between TMJ And Spinal Alignment

Have you had to deal with the tightness and pain associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders aka TMD?  Irritation to this small joint can contribute to a host of symptoms including jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain.  Many times the focus of treatment is to restore normal function of the joint by re-aligning the bite and rehabbing the associated muscles.

Upper cervical specific chiropractics have clinical experience suggesting a close relationship between the neck and the jaw.  This indicates that careful consideration of the alignment of the neck may be equally important in treating some TMD cases.  To learn more watch this video with Dr. Jake Dodds, a NUCCA chiropractor in Alexandria, VA.

 

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Lauren Dodds, D.C.
Lauren Dodds, D.C.
Dr. Lauren Dodds is a NUCCA chiropractor and owner at the Upper Cervical Chiropractic Group in Alexandria, VA. She gets to practice with her husband and business partner, Dr. Jake. Lauren has been working towards living and promoting the chiropractic lifestyle since a sports injury as a high school freshman left her sidelined from life. While trying to get healthy again, she has experienced many health care approaches and techniques. But since receiving upper cervical chiropractic care herself and realizing the potential of true health, she has been dedicated to providing a better health care to her community in the form of NUCCA chiropractic. When not taking care of people, Lauren enjoys cooking and baking, exploring new places in the DMV, and relaxing by the water with a good book. Connect with her and the Upper Cervical Chiropractic Group by using the social buttons below!
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