The Root of TMJ DysfunctionCommon dental practices overlook the root of the condition: neuro-muscular conditioning caused by trauma (injury, previous dental work) or long-term emotional stress (particularly, anger). "Neuro-muscular" means, muscles controlled by the brain. Another name for "neuro-muscular" is "muscle/movement memory" -- the state of tension we return to, automatically.
Even "neuromuscular dentistry" approaches the situation indirectly, by changing such things as a person's bite pattern, rather than changing muscular tension habits; the "neuromuscular" part exists in their minds, but not in their way of approaching the situation.
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- Common Causes of TMD/TMJ Syndrome/Bruxism
- Symptoms of TMJ Syndrome/TMD
- Treatment for TMJ
- A New TMJ Therapeutic Approach
As a clinical somatic education practitioner, I've developed an effective and reliable self-relief program, which addresses exactly the underlying cause of TMJ Syndrome: the reflexive muscular action in the muscles of biting a chewing that causes the complex array of symptoms associated with TMJ Syndrome.
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Common Causes of TMJ Syndrome/TMD/Bruxism