5 Simple Steps to Jaw Pain Relief: A Whole Body Approach to TMJ Jaw Pain
publication date: Jul 16, 2018
by Tracy Laval, BFA, RMT, CST-T, DOMP
It’s 7:30 am Monday morning. Julia wakes up with an aching pain in her jaw and her neck is stiff. It’s hard to get out of bed knowing she has another day of pain ahead of her. This has been happening for years. The pain ebbs and flows in intensity but it never goes away.
She skips the bagel for breakfast,as much as she wants to eat it. She decides that it’s not worth the pain. The chewy bread sends electrical shocks of pain in her ear, cheek and jaw. Instead she sticks to soft foods like yogurt. At lunch she leaves the carrots and nuts on her plate for the same reason. Almonds were once her favorite food. Julia is frustrated with the constant pain and has begun feeling limited in her food choices.
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