Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) is a disorder in the joint of the jaw, which frequently causes pain in the muscles that control jaw movement. TMJD pain relief therapy can be used as an adjunct treatment that targets these muscles and includes both external massage to the jaw and head as well as intraoral massage. This is the only treatment where the therapist will treat the inside of the mouth (using vinyl gloves). Massaging these muscles can also help with the pain associated with general jaw clenching and unresolved neck, head, and shoulder pain.
The benefits of TMJD Pain relief therapy can include less pain and discomfort in the muscles effecting the joint of the jaw, increased range of motion in opening and closing the jaw, better neck and head posture, and reduced headaches. Because chronic jaw pain and/or dysfunction is frequently associated with other conditions such as fibromyalgia, depression, and sleep disturbances, this treatment can also help improve a sense of general well being.
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