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Temporomandibular disorders

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder.

Temporomandibular disorders are twice as common in women than in men, especially in women between 35 and 44 years old.

There are three main classes of TMDs:

  1. Disorders of the joints, including disc disorders.

  2. Disorders of the muscles used for chewing (masticatory muscles).

  3. Headaches associated with a TMD.

Many TMDs last only a short time and go away on their own. However, in some cases they can become chronic, or long lasting. In addition, TMDs can occur alone or at the same time as other medical conditions such as headaches, back pain, sleep problems, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.

TMJ dysfunction is established it is very difficult to eliminate. There is a direct relationship between TMJ dysfunction and the sympathetic nervous system. To break the sympathetic loop, we need to relax the muscles of mastication ie, the Temporalis and Masseter Muscles, while treating the tissues of the TMJ.

The techniques we use at Purewellness are pain free and noninvasive treatments.Clinical Considerations:

Clients presenting with TMJ dysfunction, orthodontics, inner ear problems, headaches, neck aches, swallowing and speech problems.

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  • Manual Osteopathy Therapy

  • Massage Therapy

  • Osteoarticulation for Restricted/Painful Joints or Spine

  • Visceral Manipulation(RMT,MOT)

  • Neura Manipulation for Trauma(MOT)

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