TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
Massage Therapy for TMJD
Do you suffer with chronic jaw pain?
The Temporomandibular Joint, sometimes called the Jaw Joint is in front of the ear. The joint attaches the lower jaw to the skull and allows you to open and close your mouth, chew and speak. If this joint does not function properly, it can be very painful. The most obvious feature is pain, headaches, followed by restricted mandibular movement and even noises from the tempromandibular joint during jaw movement.
Massage Therapy Can Help!
At Optimal Wellness, Our team of massage specialists are highly trained to treat TMJD.
Therapeutic Massage Therapy can help eliminate the symptoms and causes of TMJD by restoring balance in the muscles in the face, neck and jaw. Tight muscles in the upper body often start with a crooked pelvis because the spine is sitting on the pelvis. If the pelvis is crooked, the spine is crooked.
Schedule a Treatment!
For TMJD, we recommend scheduling our Optimal Pain Management Massage.
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What is TMJD?
The temporomandibular joint or TMJ acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Dysfunction can lead to pain and discomfort. Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms.
There are many lifestyle habits that can contribute to TMJD includingTight muscles around the jaw (especially the masseter) from grinding teeth and stress. This kind of stress makes your tight muscles even tighter.
Chewing gum, poor posture, reading in bed, cradling a phone between your ear, sitting at a desk. These activities put a lot of strain on your neck and shoulders and jaw that can lead to TMJD
Massage Therapy can help reduce or eliminate TMJD symptoms by:
- Relaxing the muscles in the face
- Restoring balance in the muscles in the neck & jaw
- Restore healthy tissue quality in both muscle and fascia around the affected area
Why Choose Optimal Wellness?
Our specialists have had a lot of success with treating TMJD. We will take the time to develop a treatment plan specifically designed for you. We will also explain exactly what is causing your problem and will provide a home care routine to help get you feeling better faster.