What Exactly Leads to TMJ?

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What Exactly Leads to TMJ?



Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the muscle that attaches your lower jaw bones to your skull, and as you can imagine this muscle is widely used throughout one’s lifetime while talking and eating.





TMJ is the disorder that happens when severe pain and even osteoporosis starts to happen in this area of the mouth, and this can be one of the most painful injuries to have to endure because the TMJ is such a major part of our daily lives.





So there really are a bunch of different ways in which someone can get a TMJ disorder, but some of the more common reasons that attribute to these painful disorders are things lie grinding of teeth at night. If you are someone who suffers from teeth grinding and this then results in a lot of headaches and pain in your jaw then you more than likely have a TMJ disorder and need to start wearing a mouth guard at night while you sleep.





Another really big symptom of TMJ is stress, and stress is obviously something that leads to a whole variety of disorders in the human body, but when you are stressed out you can tend to tighten up the muscles in your jaw and face a lot more than normal, and this can lead to TMJ easily over time.





Also TMJ is something that can occur from the dislocation of muscles in the jaw sockets, and we know that for the most part there are a bunch of reasons why someone would think that TMJ isn’t something that they would have to worry about but just about 15% of American adults have had some type of issue with TMJ.





TMJ is of course a very serious disease that everyone should take very seriously, and if you have been diagnosed with TMJ then there here are some options to help you alleviate the pain and get back to normal as quickly as possible.





You are going to want to make sure that you are avoiding hard foods as much as you can and lifting, as well as any type of stressful situation. Pretty much when you have something like TMJ you need to chill out as much as possible and take a lot of pain medications, as well as some electro-therapy that can help alleviate the pain as much as medicine has the capability to do so.





So we hope that this article will help you avoid and cope with TMJ disorders, and if you have any questions please consult your nearest TMJ specialist near you.





Article written by http://www.malibutmj.com







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