One or a combination of any of these symptoms could be a TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) disorder in this joint complex.
This disorder is usually due to an overuse, imbalance, or deficiency in oral habits, stress, ergonomics, or postural structure.
We use this system for many activities such as talking, eating, yawning, and laughing. When we are not engaged in these , we need to allow our jaw muscles and joints to relax. many people have developed habits that do not permit their muscles or joints to relax for a sufficient amount of time. Or have developed habits that perpetuate the posture that contributes to TMJ symptoms.
Treatment consists of an individualized program designed specifically for you, your structure, symptom expression, and diagnostic findings. Dr. Bensen will work with you until a place of balance and stability is reached.