OSTEOPATHY APPROACH FOR JAW PAIN - TMJ
During your lunch or when you yawn, you feel a discomfort on your jaw, when you open or close your mouth ? But after few days is still here and it worse ?
It might be Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome.
· Pain and tenderness on palpation in the muscles of mastication
· Pain and tenderness on palpation of the joint itself
· Limited range of mandibular movement
· Clicking and popping when you open/close your mouth
· Pain when yawning, chewing or biting
Muscle Spam It results in discomfort in the fascia (connective tissue covering the muscles) and muscles that control jaw, neck and shoulder function.
A dislocated jaw or injury to the condyle.
Degenerative Joint Disease- This includes osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the jaw joint.
Psychological stress - Emotional factors (e.g., anxiety, fear, frustration, and anger) play a significant role in the ethology of TMJ disorders, in that they elicit muscular tension and oral habits.
Motor vehicle accident - A sequential extension-flexion of the neck accompanied by simultaneous jaw movement resulting in shear stress and compressive forces to the retrodiskal tissues.
Ears Nose Throat The TMJ located in front of each ear holds your lower jawbone (mandible) in place.
How Osteopathy can help you ?
An Osteopathic approach includes the evaluation and potentially, treatment of the whole body. During the session the practitioner will focus on finding areas of your head, neck, back and shoulders that affects your jaw.
Osteopaths has few tissues gentle techniques to release soft, including the muscles, ligaments and fascia around your jaw. We never use adjustment to crack a jaw, just because it’s not necessarily useful.
If you want to know more information or tp book in for a treatment, you can contact our receptionist Grace at Wigney Osteopathy Clinic via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile 0419 910 237
Reference: Reported concepts for the treatment modalities and pain management of TMJ temporomandibular disorders
Manual therapy improved signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical healthcare professional.
Written by Dr Sharon Banks