Hi everybody it’s Doctor Blake, from Doctors
Adolph and Kalkstein chiropractic, super psyched that we’re up to 10k, we’re probably on our
way up to 11k by the time this video is being filmed, and our goal is a hundred thousand
subscribers. I want that silver play button to hang in
my office. That is going to kick butt. So a much highly requested video here, we’re
going to show you a TMJ treatment. So we’ve got Heather here in the office, you
guys remember Heather. Can you see Heather? There you go. Heather complaints of TMJ stuff so it’s serendipitous
that she has TMJ and we’re gonna show you a TMJ treatment. So what we’re going to is we’re going to a
quick assessment first. We’re looking at how the jaw tracks, and then
I’m going to palpate the muscles. We’re going to do some active release on the
outside of the jaw, some active release on the inside of the jaw, and then we’re gonna
show you a jaw adjustment. So where the jaw hinge lines up if we look
at the jaw line here, right in front of the ear is where the jaw joint sits. So we’re going to just come in here and palpate
have Heather open. Good, and close. And open again. Close you guys can see we’re right on the
jaw, open again Heather, close. Good so we’re feeling if one jaw opens first
or one jaw opens last, make sure they’re opening equally and if, make sure they’re closing
equally as well. So if one’s opening or closing a little bit
differently we may have a tracking issue that’s causing the TMJ, and the tracking issue can
be caused by muscle tightness or joint alignment. So let’s get one more here. Close, open, close. So this side opens first for her, this side
opens second, and this side closes first this I closed a second. So we’re getting some tracking issues on the
right side of her jaw. So the first treatment we’re going to do is
active release technique on the masseter muscle, and then we’re going to do some active release
technique on the temporalis muscle. So masseter is this thin muscle here, helps
open and close your jaw. The next muscle is your temporalis, which
is this big flat muscle, it’s like a seashell that sits on top of your head here and it
funnels down into your jaw here. So we’re gonna, open up for me Heather, good
close. So I’m taking my pressure right on the jaw,
two fingers right on the pads of my fingers, no poking here, and this is something you
guys can kind of do at home if you have TMJ you can do this release on yourself. I think I have another video on our channel
showing you how to do it at home. And Heather this is a little uncomfortable
isn’t it? Yep. Ya so I’m right on this sore muscle this trigger
point over here in her masseter, doing some active release. And I could probably dry needle it if I wanted
to, Heather doesn’t want me to so we’re going to do active release. Good, that’s really tender. Ya, sorry Heather. Good so we work that masseter all the way
up, then we’re going to come up into temporalis here. Open, good. And right on this one this is a big sea shell
a muscle that starts kind of like here and it fans all the way around over here, and
so I can use all four my finger pads, I can just apply pressure on the muscle and have
her open. Good, open, good. Little tension up there too Heather. Good, and again flat muscles, no poking in
there, we’re gonna use a flat muscle when your work on it. Because nothing feels worse than just pressing
right into a trigger point. So flat muscle when you’re doing it on yourselves
at home. The next two muscles of mastication or chewing
are your terragoids, your medial and lateral terragoids, and they’re located on the inside
of the mouth. So the best way to treat them is to glove
up and we’re going to go treat the medial and lateral terragoids. So open up for me Heather. So I’m going to take my finger, close, close
all the way, and we’re going to go on the outside of the teeth here, I’m going straight
back until we hit the hardest substance, which is usually a muscle or bone. So it could be that the jaw bone right there
but I’m right on the muscle. So we just traction up this way and we’re
kind of like scooping along the muscles, so it’s active release on the inside of the jaw. Tender Heather? So this is how we get the medial terragoid. And now to get to a lateral terragoid it’s
a little bit farther back and then when we have to do this we open the jaw while we do
this treatment so it allows us to go in a little bit deeper and for a little deeper
treatment. And this when we’re working on jaws, and Heather
can tell you this is a little uncomfortable when we’re on here so we go nice and slow
to patient tolerance. So open up for me. Good, close. Open, good, close. Open. Good close. Alright so that was uncomfortable? Yes. Ya a little teary eyes, a little uncomfortable,
so that wasn’t even a bad side. This is going to be the bad side. So we’re going to go nice and slow into patient
tolerance here. Okay open, close. Oh that is tight Heather, wow. Ya, so you guys remember Heather’s history,
multiple brain surgeries, last one was a year ago right? Yep. A year and a half, year in December? 13 months. Ya so when we’re dealing with TMJ you know
one of the issues we want to address with as we deal with TMJ is yes the jaw and the
jaw muscles can be, the jaw can be out of alignment and the muscles can be taut and
tender with trigger points, masseter temporalis, the terragoids, but we also want to look at
the neck right? And so we’re looking at C0, C1, C2, the suboccipital
muscles, and the deep neck erector, deep neck stabilizer muscles. All those contribute to jaw tension. So Heather’s was like a four or a five on
her left jaw, she’s like eight on this right muscle in here. So close, open, close, open, open, open all
the way, close. You’re getting a little foot shake down there
huh? Open. So that’s a medial lateral terragoids on that
affected side. How did that feel? It feels good afterwards. If feels good afterwards, ya. So we’re gonna do the jaw on the chair here. So arms off the rest here, ya. So when we you, you guys have seen my neck
adjustments in the chair we, we did Marvin with his headaches, we did Amy last week with
the levator scabtree, we do a little occipital lift on her, you hear these big thunderous
cracks we just someone. When we do someone’s jaw, we don’t want to
go for that major, you don’t want that forceful adjustment on the jaw because it’s such a
delicate joint. So we just do a really soft pushing technique,
you won’t really see or hear a lot of pop or cracking going on. Cup the mandible here, stabilize the head,
and then there’s just a push motion, slightly open your draw Heather. Right like that, good. Now we’re going to recheck. Open up for me, good, close. Let me adjust this side now. Open slightly here. Good, open, close. You open a little easier over there. So that’s the treatment, that’s a typical
treatment for TMJ. We might throw some suboccipital ART into
it, we might adjust the neck a little bit. Heather’s got a unique situation, she’s got
a shunt from a brain surgery in her neck so we do the normal adjustment on her, we use
that drop technique. If you guys have any questions about TMJ or
TMJ treatment leave a comment to this video and we’ll see you guys in our next one. Thanks for helping us reach 10,000 and here’s
to a hundred thousand and that silver play button. Bye you guys.

54 thoughts on “TMJ Active Release and Adjustment for Jaw Pain”

  1. thats how i became a believer in chiro…i was healed of tmj syndrome in 7 treatments to my neck and tmj itself.

  2. Hey Dr.Blake, I play volleyball and lately my hip has been giving me trouble. When I stand on my right leg it hurts in the center of my hip, do you have any idea what it is?

  3. When I'm walking my ankle will crack during most steps I take, and has done so for many years. While it doesn't cause pain or discomfort, I'm concerned it could be a precursor for future problems and it's also quite loud when it cracks so it can be awkward at times. Any suggestions on what could be causing it, or what I could do go about treating it?

  4. Would love to get my TMJ sorted so I can go scuba diving again. So painful trying to keep a regulator (the breathing bit) in your mouth.

  5. Wow I didn't realize this is a thing! I have tmj and one side pops out sideways a little when I open my mouth. I will totally look into this

  6. i suffer from a mild case of fsh muscular dystrophy and i've developed a bit of a limp on my right leg. i feel like there is no muscle in my hip when i'm waking. it's not the worse pain but i can feel it sometimes. do you think i can benefit from a adjustment? i'm not entirely sure if it's because my MD ive tried physical therapy and nothing. thank you.

  7. I have 2 screws in each jaw, overbite correction. I have almost constant pain on each side. Would a chiropractor be able to possibly help with this, or would it be dangerous to even mess with it, with there being screws?

  8. It would be cool if you were like Dr.Matt and had a channel for your hobbies and a vlog channel that would be awesome!!!

  9. Hey Doc.i was told I have two Bulging disks in my neck and I cannot lay flat on my back without it hurting. I also have slight scoliosis. is this something that you could help fix? I'm in your area. and trying to avoid surgery

  10. My jaws crack loudly and several times throughout the day. Been that way all my life and my dentist said if it didn't bother me not to do anything about it.

  11. Hopefully you'll take the time to respond and give me your opinion, but I woke up last year with my jaw locked shut. Went almost two weeks on macaroni and cheese and soup and pudding lol, then it sort of just worked it's way open. But I experience a loud popping sound on the right side of my jaw whenever I open and close my mouth. It disappears and comes back whenever it pleases. I've been to a chiropractor and they claim there's nothing they can do but recommend coming in twice a week for an adjustment, but it's not helping.

  12. My guess is she grinds her teeth at night – go to the dentist and have a night guard made to protect your teeth and add a magnesium or zinc supplement to your diet every day

  13. Im actually in chiropractic school right now and my friend has pretty bad TMJ, but luckily I found this video because she was asking about if there is anyway to fix it. So hopefully she follows this video.

  14. Hey Doctor, I have pain in my rear side of my left jaw just below my ear. The pain is severe while chewing and opening the jaw wide open. Do you have any idea what it could be or how to treat it? Thanks.

  15. How long before TMJ is cured using these techniques, and is the jaw adjustment needed or will release technique work on its own. Iโ€™m from south Texas and we donโ€™t have anyone knowledgeable on TMJ down here.

  16. I went to the doctors and they said I had TMJ but The told us to go to this place to get it just checked out and it's $200… idk about anyone else but I don't have that money just laying around but my pain is just so annoying that idk what to do…. idk if this was what they were going to do or what

  17. I wish I could go to you. You seem like you really could help me. Iโ€™ve spent more than 1000 ringgit (Iโ€™m from Malaysia) on a chiro and he has never massaged or released any muscles using his hands like you do in the video. He just uses a kind of little boxing machine (I donโ€™t know what itโ€™s called) three times on each side of my jaw and then itโ€™s over, I pay, and come back again for the next appointment. I canโ€™t chew properly and my jaw hurts and my parents are pissed because I wasted their money yet itโ€™s still hurting me so much on a daily basis ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  18. wish he could see my jaw lol when i was 16 on the last day of school i got jawed and didnt see the punch coming. my jaw cracks like a good one..on the right side mainly noticeable..and i was punched on the left side. on a daily basis i am unconfortable with my jaw and over last few years ive noticed it more and more on pictures feels more lop sided a little before out of alinement or something..i also had a brace for a few years i dont know what causes it exactly but i feel like ive a half broken jaw and my xray was never received. that 3rd treatment he did i feel like i needed that years ago lool

  19. That nigga literally said "were gonna kick… butt. I literally thought he was boutta said a**.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

  20. HinDr. Blake. I suffer from terrible jaw , neck, and shoulders pain after I was punched twice on my jaw. Would you recommend a chiropractor in the Houston area? Talking hurts the pain even radiates to m6 brain. More than a year after this assault but still suffering from it. I went to see a chiropractor yesterday but had the impression that his experience with the jaw is limited.

  21. Thank you . Very informative . I am suffering from TMJ and searching for answers . I have endured teeth grinding , teeth splints which threw my jaw out , chiro help . With activator and cold laser therapy , and possible Lyme bacteria causing it all , now neck pain from c5 c6 but my teeth pain is beyond . I have seen 6 drs/ dentists , specialists , LLD . And now nsaids and / or antibiotic treatment has caused Esophagitis. I just need help and get to the right place to get it . Thank you again for sharing your knowledge

  22. Can you recommend a chiropractor in the Houston, Texas area? I was punched twice on my face Teo years ago on my face. After that a nonstop miserable pain. MRI was normal. Terrible pain in face, jaw, head, neck, it is constant.

    More than a week ago started going to a chiropractor. The first adjustment helped, he said my condyle was stuck. But in the next two visits he got me worst. My pain was mostly in my right side. Now I feel pain in both sude, ringing in the ears had increased. I think he had been applying too much pressure to my face. I have this constant feeling of having the hinge out of place, the pain on my neck is so debilitating that at times I have to stay in bed. God I need help.

  23. I did some of the inner mouth movements you did in this video and oh my God does my jaw already feel 100 times better

  24. Very helpful. Thanks. I have a slight jaw misalignment, some ear fullness (which I think is from my jaw), and what feels like a knot at the base of my skull, all on same side, restricting me from turning my head to the left. I went to orthodontic today, said invisilign may help. My next stop is a chiropractor. Just doing those few exercises my jaw feels a little better.

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