So how do you know if you’re jaw needs to be checked out by us (insert link to make a booking)? Consider it if you are experiencing any of the following:
Caring for Jaw Pain
There are many things we can do to alleviate your jaw tension and after consultation with us (link to Bookings) you will be given specific home care for your needs. In the interim, here are a couple of exercises we have found particularly useful in our practice.
Retrain Jaw Movements
Place a tooth pick in the gaps of your middle top and bottom teeth (don’t force it if you don’t naturally have gaps there). Using a mirror, open and close your mouth while keeping the toothpicks in line with each other. This helps to retrain jaw muscles and correct deviations.
Jaw Self Massage
You have likely found yourself doing this automatically if you have tight jaw muscles. The added bonus is it’s often helpful in easing tension headaches.
Mandy Crawford, Doctor of Osteopathy