Why is TMD important?
TMD can lead to difficulty carrying out basic activities such as eating and talking and therefore can lead to significant disability. TMD also has a strong link with neck pain and headaches which can cause difficulty concentrating, impair other cognitive activity and generally take the enjoyment out of basic social functions in life.
People with TMD often end up seeking excessive surgical, dental or pharmacological interventions for what may be more easily treated as a musculoskeletal disorder. Our practitioners are trained to assess and identify the cause of your jaw pain, or if it related to other issues like headaches and neck pain. By helping to reduce muscle tension and encouraging the TMD joints to move better, more invasive treatments may be avoided.
Causes and Common Risk factors of TMD
- Direct trauma to the head or jaw including whiplash injuries and direct blow/knock like when playing spot
- Dental work, where the Jaw is help open for long periods of time or in awkward positions
- Stress and mental health issues can leet to a build up of tension in the muscle an joint of the face, jaw and neck
- Grinding and clenching of your teeth during the day or at night
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