The inner workings of TMJ dysfunction
“If you help a patient with back pain, they’re going to be grateful. If you help a patient with TMJ dysfunction, they’re going to leave you in their will” Dr. Erson Religioso.
Here are some common patterns that may be present in patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction :
- Due to unilateral hypomobility - Mandible deviates to the stiff side
- Due to unilateral hypermobility - Muscle weakness or control issue
While posture may not relate to pain, a habitual position may be a trigger for someone with TMJ pain.