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Temporomandibular Joint (in short TMJ!)

PAIN IN THE NECK? IT MAY BE CONNECTED TO YOUR JAW!

We all suffer from neck pain from time to time. For some of us it is a regular problem & others it can be intensified when we are feeling stressed.

Let’s take a look at the anatomy of our neck and face:

neck-face-tilted-view

I love an anatomy diagram! Isn’t it amazing! Look at all of the muscles in the neck! Can you spot the ‘anterior temporalis muscle’ and the ‘TMJ capsule’? These can get tight and hold tension. Why not see how yours feels? Use the pads of your fingertips, massage slowly around your temple area. Does that feel good? Releasing some tension? Whilst having a shower, take a few moments to massage your scalp too (see if you can get your scalp to move, like you are itching a wig!!) Do…

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