7 signs that you may have TMJ

December 1, 2019

TMJ syndrome is a pain in the jaw joint that can be caused by trauma, disease, wear and tear due to ageing and oral habits.

The following are signs and symptoms to identify TMJ syndrome

  • Head and neck pain
  • Facial pain
  • Ear pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw locking and difficulty opening
  • Problems with biting
  • Jaw clicking or popping sounds when you bite

Craniosacral therapy is the first step to releasing the pain and Surfcoast Massage is fully qualified in Craniosacral therapy which gives instant relief. The second step is to be aware that you are doing most of your clenching in your sleep but some will be during the day, stress being the main cause. So during the day you need to be able to realise that you are clenching and try to stop the habit. By being aware it can help with the night time clenching but be aware it won’t stop immediately, habits take time to change, stress needs to be eliminated, coffee and alcohol can also contribute. Regular craniosacral therapy can help release the pain, clicking, headaches and facial pain.

Call Lisa at Surfcoast massage on 0438668878 to make an appointment and understand that the pain can be treated, the habit takes time. Stress is a choice that we all can have but we can take out a lot by making lifestyle changes.