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Skull Deformation

Something as simple as ‘being born’ can cause TMJ. Here’s how . . . Entering this world – physically arriving on this planet – is a treacherous and abrupt process. You are minding your own business, warm and content in your mother’s womb then suddenly, you are being forced down a dark alleyway and pushed …

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You were born with big, beautiful blue eyes that obviously came from your father’s side of the family. Courtesy of your Mom, you have wavy, rich brown hair that has sparked compliments from complete strangers. Your crooked teeth and unaligned jaw – – who do you have that to thank for? While no one is …

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Injury / Trauma

Don’t discount that injury Sustaining an injury or experiencing physical trauma can add stress and strain to your body, in particular, placing additional tension on your head, neck, face, shoulders and back. An injury or acute trauma to your jaws can be the result of a car accident, a severe fall, a punch to the …

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Unbalanced Dentistry

“My teeth don’t seem to line up when I bite down, could that be the cause of my TMJ?” A ‘bad bite’ is certainly a leading cause of TMJ. It affects your jaw alignment and muscle tone which can create TMJ. It can lead to years of pain, a face that is functionally inadequate and …

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Migraines / Headaches

Please make it stop… Many people suffering from chronic headaches and migraines, facial pain and discomfort in their neck, shoulders and back pain aren’t aware that TMJ could be a significant cause. When your temporomandibular joint is out of alignment, the muscles surrounding your face, head and neck are constantly strained. Everything you do causes …

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Facial & Eye Pain

Pain in your face – you likely have a problem elsewhere… Maybe you feel a ‘stabbing’ pain behind your eyes and it makes it hard to concentrate. The pressure on your sinuses is enough to make you think you are allergic to everything! The slightest touch to your cheeks leaves you reeling from the discomfort. …

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TMJ Neck Pain & Neck Strain

Neck, back, shoulder pain and ‘muscle recruitment’ Your neck, back and shoulder muscles work as a team. (Seldom does a single muscle work without other muscles in the team joining in.) Often, when muscles are overworked, they will recruit additional muscles to help out. Strained Neck Muscles Affect Posture 1. With the head centered, the …

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Shoulder Pain, Back Pain

How your bite can cause back pain A “bad bite” (in dental terms called a malocclusion) often causes an imbalance in the jaw-to-skull relationship, which in turn twists the jaw into a strained position that refers pain to the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back. (Pain can occur in the upper back as well …

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Postural Problems

Like your mother said: “Stand up straight!” Turns out, your poor posture may not be your fault.
 In general, our overall lifestyle contributes to poor posture. We spend a great portion of our day sitting or performing tasks that require bending forward or lifting. We spend more time watching T.V. and have jobs and hobbies …

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