TMJ - Three Things You Need to Know
The temporomandibular joint is formed between your skull and your jaw bone. Within the joint, there is a disc made of cartilage that keeps jaw movement smooth. Pain in this area is referred to as TMJ pain.
Causes of TMJ Pain?
1. Surrounding muscles are irritated
2. The joint is displaced
These problems can interrupt the smooth movement of the jaw, causing muscle tenderness, clicking or popping.
Things that Increase Your Risk
2. Grinding your teeth
3. Jaw Injury
Ways to Decrease TMJ Pain
1. Eat softer foods
2. Ice Packs
3. Stress reduction Techniques
4. Gentle Stretching
5. Spinal Manipulation
6. Soft Tissue and Myofascial Release
7. Laser Therapy
Let your chiropractor help choose the method that is right for you.
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