Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can be quite a nuisance to the everyday functioning of your jaw. It can make eating difficult and something as simple as yawning painful. TMJ happens when the muscle connecting your jaw and skull becomes injured or inflamed. Its symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, headaches, earaches and clicking noises.
Like any muscle in the body, massage therapy can assist those suffering with TMJ. Many of the traditional treatments, including surgery and split therapy, can be long, difficult and painful. Massage therapy is a unique alternative to consider after discussing the issue with your doctor or medical practitioner. Due to the muscle’s strange location, only a highly qualified RMT will be able to appropriately massage and treat to the sore or inflamed muscle.
Massage therapists also happen to be experts when it comes to proper exercises and stretches for both chronic and acute muscle pains. RMT can walk patients experiencing TMJ through the proper daily exercises that can improve both mobility and pain in the jaw muscle.
Due to the lack of discussion on TMJ and massage therapy, many sufferers don’t realize that this is a viable treatment option.
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