If you are one of countless Americans who wake up each morning with a sore jaw, HEADACHES, discomfort in the face, shoulders, or neck, pain or ringing in your ears, or clicking or popping of the jaw, you may be experiencing TMD ...
TMJ Disorders and Diseases (TMD) often feature muscle spasms which are sometimes diagnosed as Fibromyalgia or Myofacial Pain Dysfunction . In TMJ Disorders , you may experience joint problems, muscle problems, or both.
When they are healthy and intact, these joints are the only joints in the human body that work together as a unit. Like all other ball-and-socket joints, the jaw joints rotate. They also move down and forward (this motion is called translation). A thin piece of tissue (the articular disc) acts as a buffer between the skull and the condyle (the top of the mandible).
Dr. Sparks who has been specifically trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry , can use a variety of techniques to correct the problem and relieve the TMJ patient of their discomfort. Following a complete exam, Dr. Sparks will determine the best course of action for the patient suffering from TMD .
One solution is tensing therapy, the patient's jaw can be measured with precision, and their bite equilibrated, so as to alleviate pain and problems. When the TMJ is in a relaxed position, patients experience relief of spasms, as well as the alleviation of other TMJ symptoms.
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