At-Home TMJ Exercises for Pain Relief | Chiropractor for TMJ in West Omaha, NE
Hey there, Dr. Jeremiah Sample from Family First Chiropractic and I’m joined today by my lovely wife Crystalline. And we’re going to be showing you some exercises you can do at home to help with your TMJ and jaw pain.
The joints that we’re focused on here is the hinge here at the jaw and how it extends down and up and making the muscles around it more balanced and equal so that that way, they will aid in keeping it straight. Because it’s a dual action joint being both a gliding and a hinge joint.
TMJ Jaw Exercise #1
The first exercise we’re going to utilize is going to be taking the tip of the tongue right behind your teeth, as you’re going to press up against that hard palate. Now, keeping that pressure, you’re going to slaughter tongue back towards the soft palate in her mouth. And once she does that, the jaw hang open until it starts to pull away when it starts to pull away. And she closes the jaw again. And then repeat this exercise for five to six minutes up to two times daily. What this does is it works the musculature around there and helps intrinsically keep the jaw more stable.
TMJ Jaw Exercise #2
Now the next exercise we’re going to do is going to be where we’re gutting the jaw forward and literally pushing it out as far as we can. Before bringing it back to a neutral state, it helps to do this in front of a mirror so that way you can make sure that you’re pushing your jaw out perfectly straight. And again, five to six minutes up to two times daily.
TMJ Jaw Exercise #3
Now the final one we’ll do is going to be taking the jaw the opposite way. And the reason why we didn’t rehearse this beforehand, what you’re gonna do is you’re going well your jaw and and literally create that double chin that we always try to avoid in all of our photographs. Thank you for participating today. I appreciate it. So she pulled the jaw back. She’s gonna force it into that position which pushes into the cervical spine which allows more of the curvature to take place. And again, for five to six minutes up to two times daily. Now as you complete these afterwards, gentle massage with your fingers to work on any tight musculature, and I seem would help as well.
You have any questions about exercise you could be doing now with your jaw pain, or your TMJ pain please leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.