TMJ a Pain in the........Jaw
It is uncertain what causes Temporomandibular Joint syndrome (more commonly known as TMJ). Studies suggest it could stem from the misalignment of teeth or bite, weakness in the muscles or ligaments, or malformation of bone or ligament.
Information on body mechanics say it is caused by high heels andand a lack of HCL.
Whatever the cause, listed are symptoms associated with it and suggestions on how to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort.
SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO ALLEVIATE THE PAIN OF TMJ:
Minerals ,especially Calcium (possibly mega-doses), should be considered.
To understand TMJ, it's helpful to know a little bit about the joint itself. The Tempro-Mandibular Joint has two main components:
The major muscle group. The major muscles involving the TMJ are the masseter and the temporalis. When these large muscles are in spasm, the patient is often unable to open their mouth, and is sometimes in excruciating pain. This can lead to neck pain, dizziness and many other related symptoms.
A closer look at the joint itself reveals various ligaments, smaller muscle groups and a piece of cartilage known as the meniscus. It is this meniscus, which normally acts as a buffer between the jaw and the skull, that gets damaged during TMJ difficulties. The click or pop that patients hear when they open their mouths wide is due to an injury to this cartilage.