Temporomandibular Joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMJD is a very complex issue that is thought to affect at least 1 in 4 people across the globe!
Lauren has trained in TMJ Therapy under Tracy Keirnan at Blend Therapy Training, who has developed TMJ Therapy and TMJ SOS in the UK over the last 20+ years.
Due to the pioneering TMJ SOS system, Lauren is able to help you with your TMJ no matter where you are in the world!!!
Have you got any of the following symptoms- Jaw, face, neck, and shoulder issues
Headaches of varying intensity, especially in the area around the temples
Popping, clicking, or grating noises in the jaw joint
Deep jaw discomfort
Difficulty opening your mouth, speaking or manipulating the jaw from side to side
Dizziness or vertigo
Earache without the presence of infection
‘Glop in the throat’ a sensation of something being stuck that wont go down.
Unevenly worn teeth;
Twitching of the face or eye muscles;
Photosensitivity and sensitive to certain sounds
Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Trismus (difficulty opening mouth normally)
If so, you may well be suffering with TMJ.
Some common causes of TMJ are listed below:
Poor bite alignment/poorly fitting dentures, crowns or fillings.
Chronic clenching or grinding, especially during sleep/bruxism
Chewing gum on a regular basis (Most people have a dominant chewing side)
An accident, or injury to the neck, jaw, or head e.g. whiplash
A chronic illness, such as lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders, or rheumatoid arthritis
Displacement of TM discs
Malformations of the face, neck, or jaw
Extensive dental work or extractions that put stress on TM joints
Excessive Telephone Use: we tend to bend our head to one side whilst on the phone, or some cradle the phone between head and shoulder.
Please contact us if you would like any further info, or click the link below if you would like to book an appointment.