TMJ Chiropractor in Wheat Ridge CO


The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) attaches the skull to the jaw allowing a smooth hinge & sliding movement for chewing, biting, talking and yawning comfortably. When it is injured, stressed, overused or in a poor alignment it will cause “TMJD” (TMJ dysfunction) —jaw pain and discomfort. Our Wheat Ridge chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone can help relieve TMJD symptoms:

  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing the jaw
  • Jaw pain that can spread to the ears, neck, face or shoulders
  • Difficulty talking, chewing and occasional jaw locking or grating
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together when closed

TMJ Treatment in Wheat Ridge

Our chiropractor in Wheat Ridge can help relieve TMJ pain which is most commonly caused by:

Physical injury

Injuries in auto accidents, sporting injuries and other types of trauma to the temporomandibular joint can shift out of proper alignment. This will cause the soft tissue and bones to grind painfully against each other.


Tension and chronic stress can cause people to clench or grind their teeth while they are asleep. Grinding teeth at night is also called bruxism. The clenching and grinding of teeth causes increased stress on the temporomandibular joint resulting in pain, inflammation, clicking and popping as well as other TMJ symptoms.
Our chiropractor is highly qualified to treat the root causes of jaw pain and dysfunction, and offers multiple treatment options to relieve TMJ pain:
Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Al Simeone can correct misalignment in the spine, the neck and jaw may be causing TMJ pain. Ensuring that your jaw, neck and back are properly aligned can relieve jaw pain, headaches, neck pain and earaches that often accompany TMJ pain

soft tissue therapy

Soft tissue therapy

Because tension and stress are major issues of TMJ, soft tissue therapy is an exceptional way to alleviate excess stress. Specifically tailored massage can also reduce stress and inflammation in the jaw to improve range of motion and reduce pain.

therapeutic exercise

Therapeutic Exercise

Dr. Al Simeone will recommend exercises to relax tight jaw muscles and improve range of motion.


What does TMJ mean?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your jaw to your skull on both sides. The proper term for an injury to the TMJ is TMJD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

How is TMJ treated?

TMJ can be treated with chiropractic adjustments to reposition the joint back into alignment, relieving tension and stress on the joint, tendons and ligaments.

Who treats TMJ near me?

Our doctors at The Disc Chiropractic treat TMJ pain and injuries on a regular basis.

Will TMJ go away?

Most TMJ symptoms go away in less than three weeks. If you experience persistent TMJ pain, clicking, popping or discomfort you should be examined to prevent long term injuries.

Why does TMJ cause pain?

The TMJ causes pain when it is injured because the disc within the joint has been damaged, shifts out of its proper alignment or there is osteoarthritis in the joint.

Can TMJ cause headaches?

Yes, headaches are caused by TMJ pain when the jaw muscles increase in tension and may go into spasm. This can cause pain along your cheeks, that moves up the sides and top of your head causing headaches or migraines.

Can TMJ cause ear pain?

Ear pain is caused by TMJ when inflammation of the TMJ pushes or pulls on the soft tissue that connects your jaw to your skull as well as hold the inner ear in place.

When is TMJ surgery needed?

TMJ surgery may be necessary after conservative treatment, like chiropractic adjustments to reposition the TMJ. If you are unable to open or close your mouth all the way or you experience persistent intense pain that prevents you from eating or drinking, surgery may be recommended.

If you have been suffering from TMJ pain, popping and grating, making eating and talking more difficult, please Schedule an appointment with The Disc Chiropractic to speak with Dr. Al Simeone today. We can help relieve your stress and any other problems causing you jaw pain. Just call us at 720-573-4910