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TMJ Case Study

This week we helped a client get relief from TMJ.

TMJ is Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ syndrome, is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull.

It showed up in our client as pain when opening mouth for a large bite of food and a clicking noise in the joint.  Our job is to address the muscles in the surrounding area to release the pressure on the joint. We do this with massage and point releases on the masseter and temporalis muscles. As well as related neck and scalene muscles.

We are happy to tell you she showed a relief of pain her range of motion in her jaw was greater and the tension in her neck and head was lessened. And the annoying clicking noise was gone.

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