It is common to experience more pain the older we get. However, relieving that pain may be easier than you think! Often, pain throughout the body can be reduced significantly through repositioning of the jaw. If you are interested in natural pain relief through jaw repositioning in Annapolis, Maryland, call Annapolis Green Dental at 410-224-4500! Our dentists, Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates, can take a look at the position of your jaw and suggest treatment that may help your entire body.
The TMJ Connection
All parts of the human body are connected to each other in some way. Due to these overlapping complexities, when one part of the body is not functioning at its best, other parts may not be able to function as well either, creating problems that can extend throughout the whole body.
The tempormandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone to the rest of the skull and is used frequently in common activities like eating and speaking. The constant stress on the joint often causes the jaw to move out of alignment, which can lead to clicking, popping or pain in the joint and jaw. However, since the jaw is connected to your skull, which is connected to the rest of your body, your head, neck, shoulders and even back can be affected as well. Jaw misalignment can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and soreness in the muscles.
If you are feeling stiffness or pain in your jaw and you also experience headaches, neck pain, back pain or other problems, you may be able to find relief for your whole body through jaw repositioning. Repositioning your jaw can also help you sleep better if you are struggling with a sleep disorder that disrupts your breathing during the night. Better sleep can further decrease strain on your body and sleep deprivation headaches.
Relieve Your Pain Through Jaw Repositioning
During a consultation, our dentists can discuss your symptoms with you and examine the position of your jaw. We will go over pain you may be feeling throughout your whole body, not just around your jaw. We will then suggest what we feel are the best treatments options to reposition your jaw and restore health throughout your whole body. Give us a call today to learn more from our dentists!