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Managing Jaw Pain

Managing Jaw Pain

One of the most over used joints in our body is the temporo-mandibular joint or TMJ joint for short. The TMJ joint and the ligaments/muscles that surround it connect the lower jaw bone to the skull. These muscles and ligaments stretch and strain as they provide us movement to talk, chew and clench. For this reason, it’s is no wonder why so many people experience jaw pain at one point or another. When the TMJ joint becomes overworked and tight it can lead to what’s called a TMJ dysfunction. What Causes a TMJ Dysfunction? Emotional and physical stress may lead to jaw

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