Jaw Pain, it is NOT ONLY Jaw problem
who should we consult for the jaw pain?
BenphysioTM can treat jaw pain
The key to treat Jaw Pain / Jaw Locked,
is the mastoid process behind the jaw.
Mastoid process serves as bony attachments of few neck muscles,
Sternocleido Mastoid SCM
we are here to help to figure out
which are the muscles that strike your mastoid process
and causes jaw lock / jaw pain,
also, how severe your jaw joint property.
(Don't forget that Jaw is a joint with capsule & held by ligaments)
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of jaw pain / jaw lock.
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muscle that becomes prominent if you push your head forward,
therefore, anyone with poking chin posture will have high prevalence
when our head is forwarded (computer, handphone),
we are putting the SCM in stiffness position;
can lead to Jaw Pain as well,
when shoulder blades are misaligned,
Levator scapulae muscle becomes stiffen.
All these rounded shoulder,
are due to stiffness of deep chest muscles -
and Short Head Biceps (SHB)
you may suffer morning neck stiffness when wake up,
due to stiff / spasm Levator Scapule muscle
Levator scapule attached to C1 C2 C3 C4,
stiffness of this muscle leads to pressure at the attachment C1-C4,
subsequently impaired the Jaw's mechanical function.
Another muscle that attached to mastoid process,
is Splenius Capitis
and Longissimus Capitis
Both are extension of Trunk muscles (Erector Spinae),
originate from Sacrum bone,
to Mastoid Process of skull.
Erector Spinae is the
Muscle that attached from sacrum, low lumbar,
to thoracic & skull bone
When someone has poor posture with
Kyphotic Upper Back (hunch)
& Lordosis Lower Back
The Erector Spinae will stiffen as it is working against Gravity,
Subsequently, it will leads to tension at attachment at mastoid process,
eventually will leads to Jaw Biomechanical Dysfunction,
Therefore, one of the treatment for Jaw Pain,
Should involve the myorelease of Erector Spinae muscle,
from Scarum bone,
all the way until the mastoid process of skull.
Treatment needs to include the 2 important muscles that controlt the Jaw movements,
At the end of treatment session,
Joint mobilisation will be implemented to
increase the Jaw joint space
as well as to align the Jaw socket.
credit to: Ben Loo, Senior Physio
17 Sep 2021