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Eating, laughing, talking -- all of these activities add up immeasurably to our enjoyment of life. But when you suffer from a syndrome known as temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly referred to as either TMJ or TMD), even the simple act of opening your mouth may make your everyday life miserable. While dental correction of jaw or tooth issues may help, some cases require a different type of treatment. You can get that treatment from our Newark DE chiropractor here at Diamond State Chiropractic.


Understanding TMJ Pain and Other Symptoms

The temporomandibular joints that anchor your jawbone to each side of your skull are remarkably complex structures. These combinations of cartilaginous discs, tendons, ligaments and muscles are capable of moving your jaw in a variety of directions. This flexibility is necessary for efficient chewing, eating and speech -- but it comes at the price of vulnerability to damage and strain. When something goes wrong with either or both of these joints, you may experience such classic TMJ symptoms as:

  • Pain or clicking/popping noises when opening or closing your jaw
  • Inability to open your mouth normally
  • Ear pain or facial pain
  • Unexplained toothaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Neck pain

Why do these symptoms occur? A case of TMJ can be brought on by an impact injury to the face or head, or it can be the result of bruxism (chronic jaw clenching or tooth grinding) related to chronic stress. The joint itself may be out of alignment, or it may be suffering from degenerative issues such as osteoarthritis. A misaligned bite can set the stage for many of these issues, which is why many people turn to their family dentist (or even surgery, in extreme cases) for TMJ assistance.

When Your Dentist Can't Help, Turn to Us for Relief

While some TMJ issues may be corrected by adjusting the way the bite comes together or using a dental night guard, others require treatment of the joints involved. Our Newark chiropractor can often provide relief when your dentist cannot, or work with your dentist on a combined treatment strategy. Your condition may respond to:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to the temporomandibular joints themselves
  • Chiropractic treatment of cervical alignment problems that promote neck and facial muscle strain
  • Lifestyle changes and exercises to ease the muscular strain and reduce your stress levels

Ready to Feel Better? Call Diamond State Chiropractic

Life is too short to spend it suffering from jaw pain and other debilitating TMJ symptoms. Call our Newark DE chiropractic clinic at (302) 892-9355 to schedule an evaluation. We can come up with a safe, non-surgical treatment plan to get you feeling better!

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Kris and all the staff are just phenomenal. I have been relieved of pain that I had suffered with for over 15 years! They are always flexible in working with my schedule. They are a warm and friendly group, and skilled and knowledgeable about every service, therapy and aids that they provide."
    Donna E.
  • "Dr Kris Hollstein is an amazing Chiropractor! My entire family sees her! She takes her time with all her patients! She’s involved in the Medical Community and helps promote the practice of Chiropratic care to make her patients live better! I would highly recommend Dr Kris!"
    Barbara Grabher
  • "I have been in chronic pain for at least 10 years. Grateful to have found Dr. Kris she is kind, compassionate and a wealth of information. I am so appreciative for the care provided at Diamond State for the first time I no longer think about my neck or shoulders. Very professional and kind office all the way from front to back!!! I am in the medical field and chiropractic care is definitely under utilized in medicine. My healthcare provider does include chiropractor care so I have won all the way around. I feel fabulous."
    Katherine Esdale
  • "I have been to many chiropractors in my life. Dr Greg is one of the best. I always feel so much better and looser after my visit. The rest of the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoy their positive energy. I wish I'd have come here sooner."
  • "Thanks to Dr G Serge I have found significant relief in back. I did not expect such quick improvement in pain. I know it will take a while but I I am confident of improved function"
    Anna R., Newark, DE
  • "Came here as a recommendation from my specialist. Had been dealing with a mystery back pain for over a year at this point. This place has given me some much needed pain relief. I am so grateful for what they've done!!"
    Lisa L.
  • "First class practice, kind, professional and prompt service, they have the whole package! Dr. Greg Serge has been an amazing caregiver, he listens and customizes each treatment based on my feedback. The professional staff at this center is
    unmatched in ANY office I have ever visited. The young professional staff are friendly, personable and AMAZING, they treat me like a family member and they know my name!! How fantastic. So happy my friend recommended this chiropractic group. I highly recommend Dr. Greg Serge to all of my friends and family."
    Christie B.
  • "Incredible practice, kind, professional and prompt service, they have the whole package! The young professional staff are friendly, personable and AMAZING, they treat me like a family member. My mom has been going to see Dr. Kris for as long as I can remember. I've been to both Dr. Hollstein (Dr.Kris) and Dr. Serge I highly recommend either of them!"
    Michele S.
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Hollstein."
    John D Newark, DE
  • "Doctors & Staff are great, very professional. I have benefited by coming here, Dr. Hollstein steered me away from surgery & that’s great! Thanks!"
    Paul P.

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