The Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorders
Before we look at the signs, symptoms and treatment options available for TMJ pain, let’s start with the basics:
TMJ is a shortened word used to describe the tempero-mandibular joint. This is a joint that connects your mandible (jaw bone) to your skull. It is a complex joint involving bones, ligaments, capsules and muscles. Its movement and function is influenced by the neck and facial alignment as well as the teeth.
A TMJ disorder can result from a number of reasons, and if you are reading this you are probably already too familiar with the symptoms of TMJ. There are various TMJ treatment options available, but most importantly, are really effective ONCE EARLY INTERVENTION is sought. Approaches such as muscle release and joint mobilisations are the ones I use most frequently with my own clients.
This section contains a series of articles on the signs and symptoms of TMJ pain, along with some on how they can be treated.
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