TMJ Pain Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Dr. Smith treats TMJ  with a combination of Craniosacral, Myofascial Release, and gentle Chiropractic Adjustments. The TMJ is an extremely neurologically sensitive area and should be handled with care.

Treatment for TMJD


When the TMJ is an issue, you may have a hard time appreciating its structural elegancePain often makes us miss the underlying details.  And pain is only the tip of the iceberg…vertigo, ringing in the ears, blocked sinuses, popping and cracking when you chew, locking…

There are many reasons that the jaw may become an issue:

There isn’t always a clear cause for pain, and the elusive “TMJD” (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) is not always consistently diagnosed.  It is more often a problem for women, and many extreme treatments such as surgery and implants have been prescribed over the years with mixed results.

Conservative Treatment

It is not a bad idea to try a more conservative approach before going down the surgical rabbit hole.  A number of gentle techniques have anecdotally been found to be effective:

TMJ is more of a collection of symptoms than any one problem.  Because of that, your treatment will not likely be identical to someone else’s.  Make sure you find a practitioner who will take the time to assess your individual needs.  You will be glad that you did.