The TMJ Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Persistent Jaw, Neck and Head Pain

The TMJ Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Persistent Jaw, Neck and Head Pain

by Cynthia Peterson
     
 

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The TMJ Healing Plan will teach readers to relieve their pain through simple retraining of tongue use, posture, and exercise techniques. Through this 10-step process endorsed by physical therapists, dentists, and head-and-neck-pain specialists, TMJ pain can be eliminated. Temporo mandibular joint disorders are shockingly common, effecting 1 in 25 people. From

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The TMJ Healing Plan will teach readers to relieve their pain through simple retraining of tongue use, posture, and exercise techniques. Through this 10-step process endorsed by physical therapists, dentists, and head-and-neck-pain specialists, TMJ pain can be eliminated. Temporo mandibular joint disorders are shockingly common, effecting 1 in 25 people. From dental splints ($450) to surgery ($100,000+), sufferers have invested enormous amounts of time and energy to alleviate their pain. Cynthia Peterson provides tips on posture, placement of your tongue, and simple exercises that will reduce, relieve and eliminate TMJ problems. She first describes the temporo mandibular joint, the amount of work it does, why it can be stressed, and how it is related to your neck, back and head. There is then a discussion of various conditions that stem from TMJ disfunction. Then the 10 steps to healing begin: Use and Abuse of Your Jaw: How to Lighten the Load, The Power of Posture: Learn to Sit and Sleep Well, Tongue Training: Swallow Correctly, Teeth Apart, Breathing Well, How to Care for Your Muscles, The Benefits of Stress Reduction and Aerobic Exercise, Eating and Drinking Well, Special Exercises for the Neck, Medical Care and Problem Solving. Each section is illustrated with photos and/or line drawings to help the reader better understand the musculature and achieve success with the postures, positions and exercises. There is a substantial resource section at the end of the book.

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This TMJ self-help resource provides options and guidelines to alleviate and treat symptoms related to jaw, head, and neck disorders. A good choice for sufferers. — Library Journal
Library Journal
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw bone (mandible) to the skull; there are TMJs on either side of the head in front of each ear, and these joints—along with their attached and proximal structures (muscles, nerves, connective tissues, and teeth)—are among the most complex joints of the human body because they must work in unison while both rotating and sliding to allow one to talk, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions. Challenging to diagnose and manage, TMJ disorders can be present with very different underlying conditions. Physical therapist Peterson has developed a well-researched, ten-step program aimed at empowering patients with TMJ disorders. Readers get coverage of TMJ anatomy and the wear and tear of its cartilage; nerve and bone components; ending hurtful habits; jaw abuse; the importance of posture and breathing (as well as correct positions for lips, tongue, and teeth); how to choose a TMJ specialist; and an action plan with a checklist for developing healthful TMJ exercises and hygiene. VERDICT This TMJ self-help resource provides options and guidelines to alleviate and treat symptoms related to jaw, head, and neck disorders. A good choice for sufferers.—James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897935951
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Positive Options for Health
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
606,791
File size:
2 MB

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