What is TMJ pain?
The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull, and is it one of the most complicated joints in the human body. It can open and close the jaw like a hinge, and allow the jaw to slide from side to side and forward and backward.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain is most often caused by dysfunctional muscular patterns and chronic muscle tension. The dysfunctional patterns and muscle tension causing the jaw pain is generally not limited to the jaw. Many people with TMJ pain have habitual patterns of muscular tension and pain in their neck, shoulders, chest, back and abdominals as well.
What is causing or contributing to your TMJ pain?
As you go through your daily life, try to notice what could be causing or exacerbating your temporomandibular joint pain:
Addressing the Underlying Cause of TMJ Pain
In order to get lasting relief from TMJ pain, you need to work with your nervous system to retrain your muscular patterns and release your chronically tight muscles. You must engage in an active learning process consisting of slow, conscious movements.
Clinical Somatic Education uses extremely slow, focused movements to train the nervous system to release the learned muscular contraction that is causing or exacerbating your pain. By retraining your muscular patterns and releasing chronic tension, reducing your stress, and discontinuing habits such as popping and cracking your jaw, you can eliminate your TMJ pain and prevent it from returning.
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