TMJ Disorder/Jaw Pain,Clenching/Grinding
- 1 hr1 hour
Jaw Clenching/Grinding: TMJ treatment helps with clenching by improving the range of motion of the jaw muscles and easing the tight feeling caused by the holding of the static position. With grinding the muscles are overworked and TMJ treatment can be used to remove tissue waste and improve blood flow to the area. Jaw Pain: it can result from a wide variety of problems. Poor posture causing the head to be in a forward position is a major factor, as it forces the mandible forward, causing stress on the muscles responsible for the movement of the jaw. It can also result from such habits as nail-biting and chewing gum. This can cause headache and earache from tension in the facial muscles. TMJ Disorder: TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint, the most complex joint in the body due to the movements involved in talking, chewing and yawning. Problems with the Jaw (TMJ disorder) can be caused by trauma, stress, clenching/grinding habit and osteoarthritis. Symptoms can include clicking, popping, locking of the jaw and limited ability to open and close. This condition can also result in pain in the neck/shoulder area, facial pain and jaw area pain. TMJ treatment can help this issue by easing out tension in the muscles and by helping restore muscle balance. Following your treatment, you will be given advice, appropriate to you, which will help you maintain this balance.
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