Today I want to share with you the safe and natural chiropractic options for Bell’s palsy treatment and explain how they work better than the conventional symptom management typically offered. But first, it helps to understand a bit about the condition itself.
What is Bell’s palsy?
Bell’s Palsy is a temporary form of facial paralysis that occurs suddenly and is often mistaken as a sign of a stroke. While not very common, it still affects an average of 40,000 people in the United States alone. Those between the ages of 15 and 45 are most likely to experience it. Bell’s palsy most often affects just one side of the face or the other but on rare occasions, it can affect both. This partial paralysis leaves you unable to control the facial muscles giving it a drooping appearance.Read More “Bell’s palsy treatment”
Temporomandibular disorders are irritating at best and debilitating at worst. Jaw clicking and popping. Headaches. Earaches or tinnitus. Inflammation or jaw locking. Does any of this sound painfully familiar? Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), frequently miscalled TMJ (temporomandibular joint), are a common cause of facial discomfort. The pain commonly associated with it can affect one or both sides of your face. It stems from problems with the jaw itself or facial muscles and nerves. More women than men are affected by TMD. These disorders mostly occur in patients between the ages of 20 and 40.
What is the temporomandibular joint?
The temporomandibular joint acts as a hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones in front of your ears. As with other joints, cartilage and discs act as a buffer between the bones. This “hinge” allows for the up and down and side to side movements necessary for talking, yawning, smiling, eating, laughing, and more. You typically use this joint over 5,000 times a day. In other words, it does a lot of work! You can probably guess that problems with the muscles, tissues, bones, or nerves in this area can have a major impact on your well-being and quality of life.