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How TMJ is caused by Anxiety and Wrong Body Position

Apr 3, 2008
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) concerns the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. Over 11 million americans suffer from TMJ at any given time. If left untreated, this dysfunction in the movements and positions of the jaw will intensify over time.

Discomfort and pain in the neck and jaw are often felt my TMJ sufferers. Migraines and Fibromyalgia may even develop over time.

Specialists have said that TMJ is caused by consistent movement of the jaw beyond its average limits, such as forward or sideways, which may in turn be caused by extreme gum chewing, nail biting, dental neglect, or trauma (accident).

Yet despite avoiding all its known causes, many individuals still suffer from TMJ. What could be causing this? Could it be due to a new, exciting cause that would make one take a new look at TMJ?

Well, yes and no. Yes because only a few people know about these new causes, and no, because in the first place, these are what really causes TMJ, so they shouldn't surprise you.

The first cause is anxiety.

You've probably experienced it before - when you're scared, apprehensive, or anxious, you tend to stiffen up. Your muscles tense up, you tremble, your jaw is set rock-hard. What happens when you experience anxiety on a regular basis?

Remember the times when you feel occasional aches and pains that seem to pop out of nowhere. Did you ever wonder why there never seems to be a physical cause for these pains?

Well, now you know what caused them. And when you unconsciously set your jaw whenever you go through your daily dose of stress, it may eventually add up to a TMJ problem.

Wrong body positioning is the next cause.

Our parents have often told us to sit up and walk straight when we were kids. You probably did not listen if you are suffering from back problems now.

The same goes for TMJ. Sitting the wrong way (or too much) causes our jaw to have the wrong position - it may be too far in or far out.

On the Discovery Channel, when you see these women from developing countries carry heavy loads on top of their heads, have you ever wondered why they don't suffer from shoulder, neck, and jaw problems despite carrying these loads everyday?

The reason is simple - it's because they carry the loads directly over their heads. This way, the muscles in their neck and shoulders sustain the weight the way nature designed them to.

But when the women happened to tip their heads forward, the weight would immediately cause them to tip forward and lose their balance.

Do you see the relationship?

Your head is not heavy at all when it is aligned with the body. But when it is not, as when you tip forward, it feels a bit heavier. Your neck and shoulder muscles often cannot support the extra load, so your jaw exerts effort to keep the head level.

When this continues, the extra strain results in a TMJ disorder.

Most of the time, doctors give painkillers to reduce the pain of TMJ, but these do not work in the long term. These medication only give temporary relief, but do not solve the root causes of TMJ.

My TMJ No More Program gives a long term solution. The simple exercises which relaxes the muscles around the TMJ and restore the jaw's natural position addresses TMJ at its source, successfully ending the distress caused by this disorder.

Does it work? Evidently, as hundreds of my customers who have tried it themselves have said so. Check it out and see what brought the smiles back on their faces.

Warm Regards,

Christian Goodman
About the Author
Christian Goodman is a well known natural health researcher and author of health guides. He has written successful programs on weight reduction, hypertension, and alternative Health. See his latest findings about Natural TMJ Treatment
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