TMJ/TMD Therapy

TMJ therapy can help to correct issues with the teeth and jaw, and ease the symptoms of TMD. //

TMJ/TMD Therapy

TMJ therapy can help to correct issues with the teeth and jaw, and ease the symptoms of TMD. //

TMJ/TMD Therapy

TMJ/TMD Therapy

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. 

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Ease headaches

The strain of TMD often results in serious headaches and migraines. TMJ therapy helps to ease the tensions which cause this pain and discomfort, allowing you to better concentrate and feel liberated from the stress and irritation caused by your headaches.

Improve your bite and your smile

Over time, TMJ disorders can cause uneven wear on the teeth and restrictions on the movement of the jaw. This can make it painful to eat, smile, and laugh: three things that most would consider essential to a happy, healthy life. 

With TMJ treatment, you can smile and laugh without wincing in pain, and this can be a huge boost to your confidence and your mental health. They say that laughter is the best medicine, and it’s true on a number of levels. Not only does it flood the brain with endorphins, but it also improves the function of the blood vessels and increases blood flow, so every cell in your body can get the oxygen and nutrients they need. 

Help to correct your posture

When the TMJ is misaligned, it can cause further imbalances throughout the body, affecting the spine, bite, airways, nerves, and muscles. As such, it can create problems for your posture as well as weakening your muscles and putting added pressure on your joints. Poor posture is at the root of a great many of our worst chronic illnesses. TMD therapy can help to correct posture and therefore improve your overall health.

Improve mobility and reduce joint pain

The same imbalances of the nerves, muscles, and joints can lead to pain in your body’s movements, limiting your body’s range of motion and preventing you from enjoying your favorite activities, sports, etc. TMD therapy can help to improve the mobility not just of your jaw but your whole body. 

Sleep soundly at night

A good night’s sleep is essential to our overall health. It’s while we’re asleep that our bodies do the essential repairs and maintenance that are so important to our overall health and wellbeing. But the pain and discomfort from TMD can keep us awake at night. Furthermore, abnormal jaw relationships can lead to sleep-disordered breathing, causing you to wake up during the night (even if you don’t remember it in the morning) and preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. TMD therapy helps you to sleep soundly once more. 

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Chevy Chase, MD 20815