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Trigger Point Blog — TMJD

Treating TMJ - Subocciptal Release Technique

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   Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius are often Associated with TMJ  TMJ Disorders are often associated with trigger points and typically respond well to treratment The temporomandibular joint (TMJD) works like a sliding hinge device, connecting the jawbone to the skull. TMJD disorders typically cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control the movement of the jaw.     Causes There are many reasons for TMJD disorders and it's often hard to determine the cause. The pain can be due to a number of problems, such as a jaw injury, jaw misalignment, or even arthritis. Some clients who suffer jaw pain also tend to be "teeth clencher's" or grind...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD or/ TMJD)

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    TMJ Disorders - Anatomy Overview     It is estimated that 20–30% of the adult population will have TMJ problems at some point in their life TMJD disorder is sometimes called the ‘Great Impostor’ because of the multiplicity of symptoms. Pain, stiffness, clicking, clunking or popping sounds, and aching in the jaw muscles characterize this debilitating problem. Classically the headache is strongly felt in the region of the ear. Types of TMJD's Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD's) are problems affecting the joint between the lower jaw and base of the skull. There are two temporomandibular joints (TMJ's), one each side of the jaw, that allow...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome

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   Treating Temporalis Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds     Trigger point therapy can often help reduce the severity and chronicity of the pain associated with TMJ syndrome   Treating TMJD This debilitating condition is characterised by pain, stiffness, and aching in the jaw muscles, especially in the region of the ear. It may be primary, as the result of anomalous jaw or bite formation, such as malocclusion or a variation in jaw joint anatomy. It can also be secondary to a variety of conditions, such as tooth clenching or grinding. It is always worth getting a proper opinion and diagnosis from a...

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