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Conservative Treatment for Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Dysfunction, also called TMD, can be a very painful condition. Symptoms can include jaw clicking, pain, stiffness or difficulty opening the jaw. In rare case, structural issues of the Tempomandibular Joint (TMJ) are to blame.  

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If You Clench Your Jaw…

When someone complains of jaw pain, we obviously look at the jaw itself, but when do we consider problems in the jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as a source of pain somewhere else?  If pain is present in the neck or upper back, the muscles that control the jaw and the joint itself must be evaluated.  We also consider jaw dysfunction with headache sufferers as well.  It is well researched that those with jaw pain or increased jaw muscle tone will have increased activity of the muscles that support the head and neck.
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