Do you suffer from TMJ dysfunction?
Do you suffer from any of the symptoms in the image below?
Then you may have problems with your Temporomandibular Joints better know as the jaw.
You are not alone - up to 50% of the population may suffer from this to varying degrees!
The good news is that appropriately trained massage therapists are in a unique position to help sufferers of this condition get out of pain.
Disorders of the muscles of the TMJ are the most common complaints by TMJ patients.
The two major observations concerning the muscles are pain and dysfunction.
Simple cases of this type of TMJ are caused by overuse of the muscles.
Pain in the joint will often be coming from the soft tissues surrounding it.
Even if there is a physical problem with the disc or the joint itself the muscles will often be involved and a significant reduction in pain and improved function can be achieved with trigger point work.
I am a registered trained Blend TMJ therapist
I have also trained with Fast & Functional 'TMJ and Orofacial Pain course'
Please contact me if you would like a consultation or to discuss this.
POSSIBLE TMJ DYSFUNCTION SYMPTOMS
pain around your jaw, ear, temple, neck and shoulders
clicking, popping or grinding noises when you move your jaw
a headache around your temples and migraines
difficulty opening your mouth fully (trismus)
your jaw locking when you open your mouth
pain may be worse when chewing and when you feel stressed
TMD can also stop you getting a good night's sleep
dizziness or vertigo
earache without an infection
ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
sensation of having a lump in your throat
photosensitivity and noise sensitivity
clenching the jaw or teeth grinding (bruxism)