The jaw is a joint between the mandible (lower jaw) and temporal bone of the skull. Thus it is called a temporomandibular joint or TMJ. Jaw pain or pain in the TMJ is a common condition, that can be caused by arthritis or injury or simply tooth ache. But did you know that one of the most common and overlooked cause of TMJ pain is poor posture of the cervical spine, namely forward head posture.
Watch this video for more details on a common presentation of jaw pain caused by postural deviations of the cervical spine.
Here are 5 symptoms that indicate that you may be suffering from a TMJ or jaw issue:
1. You are unable to move your jaw freely as there is a stiffness in and around your jaw.
2. You can hear clicking or popping sounds in your jaw.
3. You have pain in your jaw, neck and ears while eating or chewing food.
4. Your teeth may feel sensitive.
5. You suffer from headaches that go along the TMJ to the sides of the head.
Most patients with jaw or TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain can recover with sinple postural correction strategies. However if the initial symptoms are ignored and the condition becomes chronic it will take longer for them to resolve and settle down.
If you want more details on the exercises that you can do for your jaw or TMJ pain, you can access it in the free training on "Manage your jaw pain by correcting your posture" on my free community. We also discuss similar topics in a judgement free and friendly manner in this group.
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