TMJ pain is caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome; a painful condition that affects the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles of the face, neck, and head. Pain is most noticeable with the movement of the jaw, especially when eating. In some cases, the jaw joint may click as the jaw opens and/or shuts.
At Shepherd Health, we use a combination of treatments for jaw pain. Active release along with massage techniques treat the muscles and soft tissues of the neck, jaw, and head. TMJ massage includes treatment inside the mouth, which is extremely beneficial as it releases soft tissue restrictions.