Common Causes of Jaw Pain
Jaw pain has become increasingly more common in people of all ages. However, more research and natural treatment has shown that jaw pain can be reduced or eliminated by identifying the cause, massaging the area in pain. Structura Body Therapies can provide all those forms of jaw pain treatment in Colorado.
The jaw is a very fragile, yet complex, joint and can easily suffer damage. It consists of two joint capsules separated by an articular disc that is located in front of each ear and connects to the lower mandible. There are many ways that this fragile joint can be injured or become misaligned, as described below.
TMJD and Jaw Pain Treatments
There are three common causes of jaw pain, which are oftentimes interconnected: temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD), malocclusion, and bruxism.
TMJD is a dysfunction that causes pain during activities that require the opening and closing of the jaw, such as talking, chewing, swallowing, and making facial expressions.
The temporomandibular joint is easily dislocated, which often is why the pain arises. The dislocation can be caused by grinding the teeth, jaw injuries, or malocclusions.
Treatments for Malocclusion and Bruxism
Malocclusion is a misaligned of the upper and lower mandibles, resulting in under-bites or over-bites. This can put stress on the jaw and cause soreness, stiffness, or even dislocation. We can recommend a series of personalized treatments to help and treat this condition.
Bruxism is the habitual, involuntary clenching of the teeth, often done during sleep or in stressful situations. This can create tooth problems, sore facial muscles, and TMJD.
Structura Body Therapies designs custom jaw pain treatment for patients regularly. We focus on promoting whole-body health and establishing balance between the muscle and skeletal systems. To find out more about how you can get jaw pain treatment in Colorado Springs, call Structura Body Therapies.