Jaw pain and TMJ syndrome

Mouthgaurd

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.

We have seen in increase in the number of people coming to see us with jaw pain, or people who have been grinding their teeth.  Causing headaches and difficulty eating.  We have been able to help so many people with this problem we thought we would let you know how we work.  

Causes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome include injury to the teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, arthritis, and gum chewing.
Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome include

  • pain in the jaw joint,
  • jaw clicking and popping,
  • ear pain/earache,
  • popping sounds in ears,
  • headaches,
  • stiff or sore jaw muscles,
  • pain in the temple area, or
  • locking of the jaw joint.

We have 2 different treatments for this type of pain.  We have a clinical massage treatment: This treatment involves a massage treatment of the back, neck, face and chest.  (All areas where the muscles interact with the jaw)  Or we have a special pressure point technique called the Emmett technique.  This has had many positive results in helping with Jaw pain, popping sounds in ears and jaw, headaches, and the grinding of your teeth.  
Grinding of your teeth in your sleep can be a symptom of the tension in your jaw, rather than the cause of it.  
So why not give us a call and book your appointment now, to see if we can help you.  

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