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13732 Newport Ave, Suite 1
Tustin, CA 92780

TMJ Dysfunction


Mark Gutierrez, DC

TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder is often difficult to determine. Your pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or jaw injury. At Gutierrez Chiropractic Inc. in Tustin, California, we make it our mission to make certain you don't have to live with TMJ pain in your everyday life.

Schedule your appointment today, and begin looking forward to a more active, healthy, pain-free life. Your appointment is just a simple phone call or website visit away.

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What is TMJ?

TMJ is the shortened name for temporomandibular joint. It describes a group of disorders in which the connecting point between the jaw and the skull becomes painful and or swollen. The cause of the disorder can vary widely, from stress to grinding teeth to dental misalignments. It varies from patient to patient.

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What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of TMJ can vary widely, but some of the more typical problems are pain in the jaw, trouble chewing or talking, headaches, and neck pain. In some cases, the patient may also experience popping or clicking of the jaw.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

At our office, we address these issues by providing instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and adjustments to relieve muscle tension and provide proper joint function.

If you’d like to learn more about these treatments, or need a diagnostic exam to determine the cause of your low back and leg pain, book an appointment today, either online or by phone.

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At Gutierrez Chiropractic Inc. in Tustin, California, Dr. Mark Gutierrez serves men, women, and even children living with pain and functional impairment. His skills and training as a chiropractor enables him to diagnose and treat numerous conditions without relying on surgery or pharmaceuticals.