When your body isn’t just talking to you, it’s yelling – TMJ

One example of the way stress can impact our health is with a common condition known as TMJ (or TMD).

What is TMJ?

“The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. There is one on each side of your face, in front of each ear. These joints allow the movements needed for speaking, eating and facial expression. 

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can cause pain, abnormal jaw movements and joint noises. They are quite common.”


What clients tell us they are feeling:

  • Pain in front of the ear and into the face
  • Pain in the jaw
  • Pain or discomfort when eating
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide
  • Sometimes hearing a clicking sound
  • As this progresses teeth can be affected 

What can cause this?

  • Jaw clenching
  • Teeth grinding
  • Injury
  • Wear and tear of the joint
  • Other conditions that can include arthritis, fibromyalgia, or gout

How can we help?

Treatment should be sought from a medical professional if you think you have TMJ concerns. Your dentist may offer a diagnosis and treatment plan. At Feel Amazing, we also offer dry needling and massage, to help reduce muscle tension and release the areas around these joints. Our Chatswood chiropractor also treats people presenting with TMJ. These treatments have helped many of our TMJ clients resolve their pain. We see these symptoms in many clients who are stressed, doing study or exams, or carrying around daily stresses in their upper body. It can help to see a health professional early on to possibly avoid more significant problems later.

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Feel Amazing Wellness Centre has proudly been providing Chiropractic, Remedial Massage, Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Naturopathy in the heart of Chatswood Since 2005

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