Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction can cause pain in the jaw joint as well as in the muscles that control your jaw movement. Common causes of pain in the jaw include grinding of the teeth,
misalignment of the teeth or jaw, clenching your teeth, motor vehicle accidents, poor posture, stress, gum chewing, and arthritis.
TMJ and other jaw issues cause pain and tenderness in the face, jaw area, neck, shoulders, or around the ear when chewing or speaking. You may also notice problems opening your mouth wide, hear a clicking or popping in the joint, have trouble chewing, experience swelling, or suffer from lock jaw. It can also cause toothaches, headaches, neck aches, dizziness, and other minor symptoms.
Kinetic Living can help improve symptoms of jaw issues through trigger point massage, intramuscular stimulation and acupuncture. We can reduce your pain, improve function of your jaw joint and muscles, and prevent more serious symptoms from appearing.