TMJ therapy can help to correct issues with the teeth and jaw and ease the symptoms of TMD. But did you know that TMJ Therapy can also benefit your whole body?
We all do our best to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We watch what we eat, we exercise regularly, we stay hydrated and we try to get plenty of sleep. However, we can often neglect the little things which can make a big difference over time.
For instance, many people are not aware that an issue with their jaw can be an issue with their whole body. When we have problems with the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), the joint connecting your jaw to your skull, it can have far-reaching repercussions for the whole body and seriously affect your quality of life.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which TMJ therapy can improve your whole body wellness.
What is TMJ Therapy?
When issues with the TMJ go untreated, it can lead to a range of issues all over the body that falls under the umbrella of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). This is where wear and inflammation cause pain and stiffness in the TMJ which causes a chain reaction throughout your body. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and tension in multiple places which can seriously affect your ability to go about your day-to-day life.
Fortunately, TMD is rarely serious and can be treated with TMJ therapy.
This can encompass a range of treatments from massage to exercises of the TMJ to the use of removable appliances while sleeping. Every case is different and some therapies may prove more effective than others depending on your circumstances.
TMJ and TMD therapy can result in some huge improvements in whole-body wellness. Read on to learn more.