What is “TMJ” ?
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
What Causes TMJ?
Causes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome include injury to the teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, arthritis, and gum chewing. However, there are several factors that contribute to overall facial pain, this can include neck pain, sitting posture, jaw alignment, daily habits and total body posture.
How Can I Treat this condition?
Our philosophy for all treatment is to look at all possible causes and create a comprehensive plan for relief. We incorporate hands on techniques, home stretching and patient education to treat those with facial pain.
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