Bowen Fascial Release may reduce jaw and facial pain

People typically do not give much thought to the temporomandibular joint, even though it is the most-used joint in the human body. These flexible joints connect the lower jaw (mandible) to the bone on the side of the head (temporal bone) and move our jaw, helping us to talk, chew and yawn.

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is frequently due to simple wear and tear, grinding or clenching of teeth or even poor posture. Over time, the disk that helps the joint move erodes. Arthritis also causes TMD, as the disease damages the cartilage within the joint. An injury or blow to the jaw also can contribute to TMD, even years after the injury.

Because TMD has many causes and symptoms, getting a correct diagnosis is sometimes difficult. People mistakenly assume they have migraines, dental and/ or ear problems and seek relief from specialists. Some live with the pain or rely on medication. Read more…