Monday, November 21, 2016

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD known as TMJ)

Temporomandibular Disorder TMD better known as TMJ. This is pain in the jaw area that circles the skull, pulses in the muscles of your face, and sears in your neck, shoulders, and back.

44 million people suffer with TMD. So here is a quick explanation of what happens. The joint that connects the upper and lower part of the jaw becomes damaged or out of alignment which can begin some unexplained pain.
This would be: 
~Numb hands
~Tingling hands
~Lock Jaw

There are many causes for TMD such as:
~Trauma to the head
~A Blow to the head
~Poor Posture
~Teeth Positioning
~Teeth Grinding
~Teeth Clenching

TMD should be treated as a whole body problem. Most dentist will begin with creating mouth pieces for their patients to relieve pain. Thereafter, further dental work maybe helpful, so please consult with your dentist.

There are natural measures that can help with relieving pain:
~Ice and neck stretches for head and neck pain.
~Massage Therapy

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