Many people suffering from chronic headaches & migraines, facial pain and discomfort in their neck, shoulders and back pain aren’t aware that TMJ could be a significant cause. When your temporomandibular joint is out of alignment, the muscles surrounding your face, head and neck are constantly strained. Everything you do causes additional stress on those muscles and that joint. Even when you are relaxing, the muscles are not ‘resting’ in their natural position and excess stress is added (due to the misaligned joint). All this additional strain on the muscles in your head, face, and neck can lead to headaches, TMJ migraines and irritation and soreness in all those connected muscles.
That is where Neuromuscular Dentistry comes in.
It is the art and science of using the relaxed position of the muscles of the head and neck to place the jaw into an optimal physiologic position. Thirty years of research and clinical experience have shown this technique effective in treating patients with various levels of head and neck pain. When the structural issues are corrected, those headaches can just go away!