How Is TMJ Disorder Connected To Your Posture?
Temporomandibular disorder also known as TMJ is a common issue that can lead to many frustrating and painful symptoms, such as teeth grinding, jaw and facial pain and headaches. However, did you know that there is a connection between the way you sit or stand and the pain you may be feeling in your jaw. Correcting your posture can significantly impact your backs alignment which includes your jaw.
How Your Posture Affects Your Oral Health
Your posture can have a significant impact on your oral health. Specifically, when you hunch forward or if you lean over for long periods of time your spine is actually placing extra pressure on your jaw area. Therefore, slouching or hunching causes strain on the lower half of your jaw by causing it to move forward into a position that is unnatural and uncomfortable. This can lead to the following symptoms:
- Facial tension can arise due to the position of the skull as well as the spine
- Pain, irritation and inflammation in muscles and joints throughout the body
- Discomfort and compromised motion in the jaw area otherwise known as TMJ
Schedule Your TMJ Disorder Examination Today
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms mentioned above or if you feel as though your posture may be impacting your oral health it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule your examination. Your posture can be a direct relation to developing TMJ disorder so contact us.