A more common problem than probably realized, temporomandibular joints, also known as TMJ can be the main culprit causing your headaches, paw pain, or even soreness. If you’re wondering if you suffer from this syndrome, keep reading to find out some of the symptoms and ways to improve or alleviate TMJ discomfort.
What is TMJ?
TMJ or TMD are both acronyms used interchangeably to describe TM joints or a disorder afflicting this part of your skull. TM joints are located on either side of your head and are responsible for all of the major movements of your jaw. Coupled with the muscles, ligaments, and bone in your face, the TM joints are responsible for your chewing, yawning, speaking and the opening of your mouth.
How Does Posture Cause TMJ Disorders?
All of our bodies are designed to work at their best when all of your joints, bones, tendons, and muscles are properly aligned. Any posture de-alignment or abnormality can ultimately affect your health, sometimes in the form of TMJ or TMD.
Living with a TMJ disorder can be hard, that’s why seeing a chiropractor or just trying to generally improve your posture is an inexpensive place to star treatment.
Ways to Improve Posture to Alleviate TMJ Discomfort
Trying jaw stretches, allowing your jaw to relax and even taking up stress reduction therapy are all ways to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with TMJ. Even yoga, Pilates, physical therapy or guided stretching has proven a big help to some.
At Toothworks in Calgary, AB, we don’t want to see any of our patients in pain. Thanks to this, we will do everything in our power to help you if you experience any kind TMJ discomfort. Give us a call today to experience a pain-free way of dentistry!