Thursday, June 1, 2017

Yoga Postures and TMJ

The Temporomandibular Joint is ball and socket structure on either side of your head

The TMJ attaches the mandible and temporal bones to the skull and facilitates the opening and closing of the mouth, and lateral and rotation movements of the lower jaw.

TMJ disorders present as dental problems, teeth grinding, jaw injuries, whiplash, emotional stress and bad posture. These cause other pains and it gets difficult to diagnosis and treat.

Probable cause are: bad posture, especially while sleep or sitting, teeth grinding, arthritis, minor or major jaw trauma and misaligned teeth.

Massage, regular yoga practice,  Downward Facing Dog, bite guards

Medical System Recommendations: painkillers, corticosteroids, muscle relaxants, surgery as last resort

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