TMJ Exercises.The simple fact is that TMJ Exercises work!
TMJ dysfunction can be a very painful condition that can affect not only your jaw, but your arms, head and neck can also experience pain, stiffness and numbness.
However, often these severe symptoms can be relieved with specific TMJ exercises. It just takes the right exercises - and a continued effort over time.
TMJ exercises are a much better alternative to TMJ surgery, which can have serious complications both in your jaw and upper body. Effective TMJ exercises help to reeducate your jaw to open and close correctly thereby easing the pain.
Here are some jaw exercises for TMJ to try:
First, stand in front of a mirror.
To ease muscle pain around your jaw due to tight jaw muscles, try the following TMJ exercise:
If this does not fully ease your symptoms after 6 weeks seek further advice and exercises in an attempt to eliminate this awful pain from your life without surgery. Early action is the key - do not wait until your symptoms are very severe.
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Further References:TMJ Symptoms. In my experience the symptoms of TMJ are varied and many. In my practice I often see two TMJ problems a day and rarely are any two presentations the same. Find out more at Signs and Symptoms of TMJ.
TMJ Causes. TMJ problems are commonly associated with neck and back conditions. Unfortunately, TMJ dysfunctions are often overlooked or not diagnosed by therapists and doctors. Find out more at Causes of TMJ.
TMJ Treatment Options. There are two aspects involved in the treatment of TMJ disorders: Pain relief and mechanical correction. Find out more at TMJ Treatment Options.
TMJ Surgery. TMJ surgery can be very successful and a great relief to the patient suffering from TMJ pain. However, before we go on - I feel strongly that all other options should be exhausted first before you go down the surgical route. Find out more at TMJ Surgery.
TMJ and Neck Pain. Neck Pain is a very usual consequence of TMJ - I rarely see a client with TMJ pain that is not associated with neck pain. Find out more at TMJ Neck Pain.
TMJ and Tinnitus. Tinnitus is often a symptom of a TMJ dysfunction. Find out more at TMJ Tinnitus.
TMJ.ORG. The TMJ association is a patient advocate organisation - giving you access to the thoughts and opinions of others suffering from this condition, as well as treatment approaches that worked for them. Find out more at TMJ.ORG.
The Mayo Clinic. Gives the formal medical perspective on TMJ treatment including use of drugs and surgery. Find out more at Mayo Clinic TMJ info.
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