Introducing Roger Morelli From Knead Massage

Hi, my name is Roger Morelli and I’m the senior therapist at Knead Massage and Myotherapy. This article will talk about what jaw pain is, what the symptoms of TMD are, severe jaw pain and what you should do to rapidly resolve symptoms of TMJ pain.  To read my in-depth article on TMJ Pain and how massage can quickly reduce symptoms click here. Reading time approximately 3 minutes.

What’s TMJ dysfunction?

Where the jawbone attaches to the skull is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is essential to:

  • open and close the mouth
  • eat and drink
  • yawn or cough
  • speak

TMJ problems are referred to as Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD)

What is TMJ pain?

Common causes of TMJ dysfunction/pain are:

  • teeth grinding
  • trauma (fractures, dislocation and muscle tears)
  • habitual jaw clenching (bruxism)
  • and dental procedures

TMD is commonly associated with headaches, migraines and neck pain.

What’s TMJ dysfunction?

Where the jawbone attaches to the skull is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is essential to:

  • open and close the mouth
  • eat and drink
  • yawn or cough
  • speak

TMJ problems are referred to as Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD)

What is TMJ pain?

Common causes of TMJ dysfunction/pain are:

  • teeth grinding
  • trauma (fractures, dislocation and muscle tears)
  • habitual jaw clenching (bruxism)
  • and dental procedures

TMD is commonly associated with headaches, migraines and neck pain.

What are the symptoms of TMD?

The TMJ is working 24/7 – it is quickly apparent when it is irritable.

Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction may include:

  • Sounds such as crunching/grinding, clicking and popping
  • locking of the jaw
  • referred pain to the face and eyes
  • neck pain
  • Habitual clenching (bruxism)
  • difficulty opening and closing the mouth,
  • phantom toothache (tooth pain without cause)
  • Migraine and headache

How do you treat TMJ pain?

Reducing muscle tension goes a long way towards reducing symptoms. This can be achieved without anyone sticking fingers in your mouth usually – but the results of working within the oral cavity are immediately effective.

FAQs

Who does intra oral massage near me?

Roger Morelli at Knead Massage Brisbane is a Remedial Massage Therapist and Myotherapist with many years’ experience working on TMJ dysfunction and providing expert intra oral massage, low level laser and dry needling. Roger can provide on the spot rebates to all Australian health funds.

Intra oral massage is an extremely quick and effective method of reducing overactive muscles associated with TMJ pain and Bruxism. Combining the intra oral massage with cold laser reduces the discomfort of the treatment.

Knead Massage Brisbane provide expert intra oral massage and have a long track record of reducing pain and restoring function to individuals suffering TMD.

Commonly the biggest advantages of getting Intra oral massage are:

  • Reduced muscle tone
  • Decreased pain
  • Improved movement (opening and closing the mouth)
  • Often reduced clicking
  • Improved sleep
  • Easier to eat

Intra Oral Massage therapy is a technique where a therapist wearing surgical gloves, uses their fingers on the muscle of the jaw (inside the mouth). The technique can be quite painful, but usually provides immediate and significant relief to TMJ pain