Are you experiencing any of the following:
- Difficulty eating (especially chewy or hard foods) or your jaw hurts when you eat
- Jaw clicking or popping
- A grating sensation when chewing
- An uncomfortable or uneven bite
- Jaw locking
- Decreased ability to open the mouth or jaw hurts when you open mouth eg. when you yawn
- Ringing in the ears or a ‘fullness’ of hearing
- Deviation of the jaw on opening of the mouth
Were you diagnosed with having Temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ, TMJD?
Often times TMJ or TMJD is used as an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles that move the jaw and the temporomandibular joints (the joints which connect the mandible to the skull).
Dental work can also be a culprit in your jaw pain. Laying in the dentist chair with our mouths hanging wide open and our neck at a precarious angle for long bouts of time can stir things up quite a bit causing holding patterns( simply put the body gets stuck and forgets to go back to its healthy balanced form). And let’s not forget that going to the dentist can be emotional for some creating anxiety, fear, and an overall sense of unease! All of these things combined can create TMJD!
But there’s hope….
Symptoms of TMJD or head, neck and jaw pain can be greatly decreased or even completely gotten rid of with Myofascial Release (MFR).
Treating the muscles of your jaw externally and intra-orally(inside the mouth) will allow your Myofascial Therapist to be able to reach the deepest layers of tissue to create change within the whole cranial, jaw, neck, mouth.
Because our fascial system is so connected and intertwined through out our entire body, balancing the pelvis can also create dramatic changes within the jaw and neck it self.
Want to find out more about how Myofascial Release can make a difference in the overall heath and balance of your jaw, head and neck
Call 303 – 746 – 6517 or click here book an appointment today!