Do you have headaches, jaw pain, clicking of the jaw when you open your mouth wide and neck pain? One possibility could be TMJ.
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome – or TMJ – is a dysfunction caused by the misalignment of the jaw. This syndrome can cause pain and clicking when the jaw is opened. It can be caused by grinding of the teeth, or if the teeth are too high or too low, and can cause a variety of symptoms including headaches, jaw pain, loss of concentration, neck and low back pain.
There are a few ways to fix the TMJ disorder including Neuromuscular Massage. At Healing Touch Charlotte we have successfully worked on many clients who have complained of the pain associated with this condition. The massage often includes working the Masseter (jaw muscles) as well as the muscles of the neck and throat and head, and on occasion we have to work the muscles on the inside of the mouth.
Most clients that receive Neuromuscular Massage for this condition report feeling almost immediate relief, although sometimes 1 or 2 additional sessions are required to help re-align the jaw and to keep the muscles loose. If the problem is caused by misaligned teeth however, the client will need to see their dentist or oral surgeon for a more permanent solution.