TMJ, Back Pain and Neck Pain: The Connection
Jaw alignment can have an impact on a variety of the body’s systems. And stress is a major factor in TMJ. TMJ pain is often most pronounced when you’re tense and under stress. That tension can radiate to the neck, shoulders, and upper back as well as cause headaches. TMJ treatments can help with stress. Dr. Gatgens and his team can help you alleviate these symptoms through TMJ treatment, such as jaw exercises, Botox TMJ treatment, through modified behavior during stressful times, and other TMJ / TMD treatments that can help you improve jaw alignment. That improvement could translate to better alignment for your neck, back, and shoulders, too.