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TMJD & TMD: Not just Jaw Pain

Woman holding her jaw in painTemporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) affects more than 3 million people in the US each year. Atempormandibular disorder (TMD) often causes inflammation in the jaw giving pain that is most often found in people in their 20s- 40s. While a third of the population may suffer from symptoms related to TMD, less than 10% of the population search for answers from a doctor 2 (Wright and North 2019).

Did you know that many the temporomandibular joint is located very close to the atlas bone? The atlas is the top bone in the spine that sits around the brainstem and when misaligned, prevents full communication between the brain and body aka LIFE! When the atlas is specifically and gently corrected through NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association), removing the pressure and restoring communication in the body, the temporomandibular joint can often function better as well.

Internationally people are experiencing the impact of NUCCA care and its positive effects for TMJ pain. A study was done with 5 people suffering from TMJ Pain of at least 9 years and after 8 weeks of NUCCA care the results showed the following:

“On a scale of 0 (no pain) to 10 (extreme pain), the patients reported an average pain level of 5.9 prior to receiving care. Following the adjustment, patients averaged a mere 0.9 with the worst pain being reported at 2.0 1 (NUCCA,2017).”

The testimonial below from one of our practice members also echoes the results of the study regarding NUCCA and TMJ pain:

“After coming to you for 15 months with chronic neck pain, tense muscles in my back and TMJ, I am very pleased with the progress after a consistent, persistent plan with NUCCA.  I had no neck pain within weeks of treatment, no tension and my TMJ is minimal (this is unbelievable since a specialist said I have no cartilage between my jaw and skull and would have to “live with” TMJ! [pain]).”

Over the last 11 years, people from all across South Florida have trusted NUCCA in our office for their health and vitality. Come into our office today or send a loved one to see if their health struggles can be impacted by the power of NUCCA care!


  1. Woodfield, Charles H. Dickholtz Sr., Marshall. Subluxation Based National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) Care for Temporomandibular (TMJ) Pain. Journal of Philosophy, Principles & Practice of Chiropractic. 31 December 2012. Pages 75-77. Accessed online 7 December 2016. 
  2. Wright, E. and North, S. (2019). Management and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders: A Clinical Perspective. [online] NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV. Available at: [Accessed 17 Jun. 2019]

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