This joint allows the movement of the jaw and assumes a job participating in functions such as breathing, phonation, chewing and swallowing. When these joints do not work well they can alter these functions, especially chewing.
The causes can be:
- Relationship with trauma
- Excess pressure maintained by closing the mouth (bruxism)
- Dislocations or subluxations in gestures such as yawning. (we can detect it with joint noises)
- Excess muscle tension maintained can cause considerable pain.
- Stress, anxiety ...
The objectives are aimed at:
- Reduce pain, tension and harmful pressure on the joint
- Improve mobility so that the joint and disc are more nourished
- Reduce disc degeneration.
All this with patient education, manual therapy and specific exercise.