CoreSolutions: Relief For Radiating Neck Pain & Headaches

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RELIEF FOR JAW, FACE & EAR PAIN Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, painful chewing, or clicking and popping in your jaw? These could all be signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD. The temporomandibular joint is essentially where your jaw meets your skull It is one of the most complex joints in the body and can be affected by neck and head position, eating or chewing certain foods, habitual postures or positions, and direct trauma. It is also often associated with stress and poorsleephabits.Grindingtheteethorclenchingthe jawduring sleep are also common causes ofTMJD and your dentist might be the first person to make you aware that you have this syndrome based on thewear pattern on your teeth. Other symptoms of TMJDmay include neck pain, ear ache or pressure, aching or tingling around the ear, face, or jaw, or even pain in the teeth. painful grinding and irritation of the TMJ. Other causes may include: • Poor alignment of or trauma to the teeth or jaw • Teeth grinding • Poor posture • Arthritis or other inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders • Excessive gum chewing • Stress A lot can be done to help TMJ, first starting with a thorough evaluation of your problem with our expert physiotherapists. Oncetheroot causeof your problemhasbeendiscovered,acomprehensiveplan can be developed to quickly relieve your pain and restorenaturalmovementtoyourTMJ.Furthermore, our physiotherapists will teach you techniques for regaining normal jaw movement for long lasting results.

What Causes TMJ Syndrome? Multiple factors contribute to themuscle tightness and dysfunction that characterize this condition. Most often, poor posture and neck alignment change the pull of the muscles that make your jaw move. This causes

The focus of physiotherapy for TMJD is relaxation, gentle movement and releasing tight muscles. In most cases, physiotherapy can resolve TMJD and rarely is surgery needed.

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