Tag Archives: Jaw Pain

The TMJ, TMJ syndrome and TMJ disorder

  What is the temporomandibular (TMJ) joint? The TMJ is the jaw joint where the lower jaw (mandible) attaches to the side of the skull at the temporal plate. Join the two together and you get the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. It is like a finger joint – two bony bits with cartilage on the […]

Jaw Problems – Chronic and Common

CHRONIC JAW PAIN PROBLEMS The most common cause of chronic jaw problems is hyper- tonicity of the muscles of mastication. Simply put, the muscles we chew with are tight and have been tight for a long time. The result is clenching, or gritting the teeth of the bottom jaw, hard against the top teeth. It […]

The Essentials – Jaw

The jaw is quite a complex joint. It has a small semi mobile disc in the middle and it has a two-stage action. In the first stage the jawbone rotates and the second stage is a glide. So when there is too much tension in the muscles of the jaw there is increased compression within […]

Common Injuries

Most common injuries  can be successfully treated with stretching routines and Osteopathy. The most common Home Injuries Falling from stairs and ramps or on floor Falling from beds, wrong mattress and pillow resulting in neck and back problems Falling from chairs, sofas and sofa beds Slipping, falling and hitting head and back on bathroom structures and fixtures Slamming […]