While TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint refers to the joint only, jaw dysfunction or TMD – Temporomandibular Dysfunction – is a fairly common disorder involving jaw pain, headaches and usually painful clicking when opening your mouth.
Clenching and grinding can also be involved. Besides wearing a mouthguard at night and or during the day, getting Cranial Sacral treatment can lessen painful symptoms of TMD. CST includes a wide range of internal and external techniques that are very helpful to those with this condition.
Using rubber gloves, CST’s gently remove restrictions in the cheekbones and hard palate. It is important to alleviate restrictions with head bones, mandible and the hyoid first before starting internal mouthwork.