Tight Jaw Muscles

TMJ Treatment - bloomington il chiropractor - bnchiro.comOne of the common issues with people who have overly tight jaw muscles is they start to hear a clicking or popping noise while opening their jaw.

To quickly assess your jaw, ask yourself the following questions (look into a mirror while doing so if you like).

  • Do you have to over extend (tip your head back) when you try to open your mouth all the way?
  • Does your jaw deviate (shift from side to side) at any point when you’re opening your jaw all the way?
  • Do you wake up with jaw soreness or when you take your fingers and lightly press below your cheek bones – is it tender?

These are some of the questions I would ask when evaluating your Tempro-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). Tempro-Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a common condition for individuals that are under constant stress. By releasing / lengthening your jaw muscles and using simple at home exercises, you can relax and alleviate jaw tension.

Stop by our office if you’d like more information or if you’d like your jaw to be assessed.

Dr. Matt Shepard


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