If you’ve ever experienced jaw pain you’ll know how frustrating it is. It can have a big impact on your life. TMJ is one of the common causes of jaw pain. It can cause a lot of unnecessary stress, because it affects you every time you eat and talk.
Many people with TMJ experience constant jaw pain, have difficulty chewing and locking their jaw joint. If left untreated it can get worse and cause even more problems for you. It can become more difficult to treat and can often cause chronic headaches.
The temporomandibular joint is the jaw joint which allows the movements needed for eating, talking, swallowing and yawning. It's one of the most frequently used joints in the body.
TMJ can often be caused by dental issues including poor jaw or tooth alignment, injury or dislocation, arthritis and stress-related problems such as teeth clenching. TMJ can sometimes be treated with pain relief medication, relaxation techniques or by performing jaw exercises.
Try keeping track of the changes you notice after treatment. You could track these in a journal. You will likely be amazed at how much of a difference there is after a few weeks or months.
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