TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ) SYNDROME
This debilitating condition is characterized 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; or it may 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 qualified dental practitioner. However, the following treatments may help reduce the severity and chronicity of TMJ pain.
STEP 1 Study the anatomy and direction of the muscle fibers.
STEP 2 Sitting ICT to:
Upper trapezius Posterior cervical muscles Splenius Cervicis
STEP 3 Massage area generously.
STEP 4 Supine ICT to:
Temporalis (especially at the muscle–tendon junction) (STP)