Re: My chiropractor visit
I really hope this helps you. The soreness will ease up and not be so bad going forward. He is stimulating muscles and nerves that are not being used properly or at all in some cases so the soreness is kind of a good thing. My doctor pooh poohs chiros but I thought it helped. My reg chiro used to adjust my jaw but it did tend to bring on more spasms immediately afterward that would settle down after a few hours. But if your tmj is due to your bite being off the effects don't last. If he offers traction - do it. Its kind of like a neck brace pillow that he inflates while you are laying on your back. It would take about 15 mins. If your neck tends to be forward or tilted down a lot this will help decompress the nerves and muscles around the neck and throat. Also, have you asked your doctor about physical therapy centers? My dentist recommended one where the therapist was trained to treat tmj symptoms. While they don't adjust your neck or spine they generally do the moist heat, the tens unit, sound waves or sonogram, and really great face,neck, throat and spinal massages. My chiro used to coordinate my appts with him after my PT appts.
Let me know how the next few appts go.