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TMJ Relief in Kiddos!

Posted by Jesse Lillejord on
TMJ relief in kiddos:
Just like in adults, children can suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The jawbone is connected to the skull by a sliding hinge joint. Infants that have issues with their TMJ joints can present with discomfort, difficulty latching, "clicking" of the jaw, difficulty chewing, or difficulty opening their mouths fully. Here we go over a simple technique to help work the surrounding musculature of the jaw - mainly the masseter muscle - to improve tracking of the TMJ joint. Work on both sides, and gently but firmly traction down beginning right in front of the ear and working your way down the jaw. 
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