Natural Solutions for TMJ Pain

TMJ, also known today as TMD, stands for Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction. It’s a term used to describe popping sounds or pain within the jaw. It’s frequently associated with headachesneck pain, and sometimes ear discomfort. In more complex cases, the pain becomes so severe that it can feel like stabbing or electric shocks through the face; this condition is known as with Trigeminal Neuralgia.

When evaluating TMJ pain, it’s important to identify all possible sources including:

  • Abnormal or irregular movement of the jaw

  • Dental abnormalities

  • TMJ disc irritation

  • Abnormal jaw musculature

Today, common treatments for TMJ pain include anti-inflammatory medications for pain control, Neurontin for reducing nerve activity, manual manipulation of the jaw, maxillofacial surgery, and dental correction using custom mouth guards.

We Offer a Gentle & Innovative Procedure That Can Get Fast Results

Seeing a TMJ specialist can be expensive and time-consuming. Treatments for TMJ pain are often not covered by insurance and could cost as much as $5,000 or more!

Before spending thousands of dollars to alter your mouth, consult with us to see if your case of TMJ could benefit from the Upper Cervical procedure. Dr. Adam Tanase gets noticeable changes in patients suffering from TMJ and jaw pain, typically within 1-3 adjustments!

At Chiropractic Saint Louis, we can help correct alignment issues within the upper cervical spine, which is intimately connected to key structures that help the jaw function properly.

It is because of this relationship of the atlas (C-1) to the jaw that Upper Cervical Chiropractors work closely with experts in the field of Neuromuscular Dentistry, providing cooperative care in some of the most advanced cases of TMD.

If you or someone you know is struggling with jaw pain, Dr. Tanase may be able to help.


The handful of treatments Dr. Tanase did totally solved my TMJ. I didn’t know there was a TMJ solution that wasn’t complex, expensive and invasive. I would not hesitate to refer any of my friends or family to him.
— Matt F.