TMJ Pain and Dysfunction Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
TMJ Pain and Dysfunction Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the connection of your jaw to your head.
The clenching and grinding of your teeth can result in pain in your jaw as well as your head, neck and shoulders.
People with high levels of stress, poor sitting/standing posture, and poor alignment of their jaw and occlusion tend to have discomfort in their TMJ.
All these symptoms and issues can be easily managed with manual therapy, exercise and stress management. Releasing the tension in the tissues of the TMJ and aligning the joint with manual therapy can improve its function and reduce pain. Exercising to mobilize and strengthen the tissues around the head and neck will help maintain optimal alignment of the jaw. This in turn will improve headaches, your quality of sleep and tension through the rest of your body.
This may be the missing link for many who deal with chronic head, neck and upper back pain. If you are dealing with these issues and are not able to get relief, book your complimentary assessment with our Fitstudio’s in-house therapist today.
Faiza Abdullah MSc. R.Kin. CSEP-CEP