TMJ (Temporo- mandibular joint) pain is a common disorder of the jaw that affects millions of people each day. Due to the pain in the area, simple actions such as opening and closing of the mouth are affected making basic movements such as chewing or talking more difficult and laborious. While the pain and discomfort are undeniably within the facial region, the major source of the problem comes from another place on the body, not necessarily from the head.
TMJ pain is essentially a musculo-skeletal problem and not a dental one because it originates from other areas of the body such as neck, shoulder, and / or the mid back. It can also come from a thin layer of muscle (yes there is a thin layer of muscle) on either side of the head that can be ‘knotted’ causing restricted motion of the jaw. These problems persist due to a misaligned or improper positioning of aforementioned body regions.
Many TMJ pain is usually mis-diagnosed because many health professionals are not familiar with the cause of the problem. Due to the pain being not properly diagnosed, proper treatment protocols are not used and the condition is left unresolved. If it is improperly treated, the patient will not only suffer from TMJ pain but will also have other health disorders such as insomnia, headaches, migraines, visual problems, anxiety, depression, neck and or shoulder pain, and many other conditions.
Fast Relief Acupuncture has a very safe and effective treatment protocol for relieving TMJ pain. The treatment consists of properly aligning the patient’s body while releasing and relieving any restricted muscles that can hinder the proper function of the jaw. The protocol is gentle, effective, and importantly may have long lasting results without the use of chemical substances or invasive surgeries. Call today and get back into the game fast with Fast Relief Acupuncture!
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