Welcome to gone in five, I’m dr. Jason, and this is our episode where we teach you how to get rid of jaw pain in five minutes. Now many people have tmjd temporomandibular joint dysfunction, the jaw joint right and it could be painful, uncomfortable difficult to breathe, difficult to eat difficult to work out.
It can really really affect your life. In fact, so many people have headaches. You know numbness facial problems, all sorts of issues, sinus problems because of their TMJ. The team James is closely related to the neck when the next out of alignment that can adversely – and it usually does affect the TMJ.
But here are three simple things you can do to get rid of jaw, pain or temporomandibular joint dysfunction in five minutes now. Having said that, before, I show you: if these don’t help you, your problem may be severe enough to warrant a visit to your chiropractor.
Now, if you do these, and you still have the joint dysfunction or jaw pain, you may want to visit your chiropractor. Have your jaw checked? Have your spine checked, more importantly, because the spine can and does affect the movement of the tracking of the job number one that we want to do is use our tongue to push up against the palate of our mouth.
So if we just sit up straight, relax your body hands anywhere, you want pull your chin back just a little bit and then push your tongue up and obviously I can’t show you that, but that motion there will gently push against the palate And if you look at the anatomy of a human, our skull or palate our bones in our skull move, they move like a closed kinetic change.
They don’t move from here to here, but they move in a torque, and so when our jaws out of alignment, I can torque and change the movement of the bones of the skull ever so slightly and by pushing our tongue up against the Palate, I can gently reset the alignment if it’s just a little bit off, so that’s, one simple trick that also stopped us sneeze by the way, so it’s kind of a fun trick.
Number two is this: if you are on your backwards, you’re going to do. Is we’re, going to go into a cervical retraction? We’re gonna pull our chin back and we’re gonna do a flexion. This is very, very important that you follow exactly how I’m doing it.
So you want to pull your chin and I haven’t used my hand all the way flex as tight as you can. As you come up, push it more and then hold, and you’re, holding a really tight arc. It’s, difficult to speak at the moment.
I just feel myself slipping out of it. I relax what this does is. It works a muscle called the longest coleye on the anterior or the front of the vertebrae, and what that does is it actually helps you? Even though it’s a deep neck flexor, it helps to rid maintain the curve in the neck and that helps to maintain the tensegrities, the the equal pool of the mandible, the muscles that support the mandible.
So again, we’re gonna tuck, her chin in even using her head lift the head even using her hand, do both at the same time and then hold keep it tucked to keep it flexed. We’re gonna hold just like that, and you’re gonna hold until you feel yourself coming out of that really tight deflection and flexion, and you’re gonna do that from about five to ten times And that can be amazing for the mandibles, because when you realign the neck and you helped to bring that natural normal curve to the neck, it takes a lot of stress off of the jaw.
Give you a simple way to check that if you push your neck forward and you have TMJ D, you know exacerbate or flare up the symptoms. Lastly, along those lines is we’re gonna kill on the edge of a bed or a surface? Just like this, we’re gonna go ahead and lay back and instead of just hanging our neck off like so what we’re gonna do is again retract.
The chin then go ahead and rest back. We’re gonna hang out here for anywhere from thirty seconds to about five minutes and if you’ve never done it before you want to do it in small increments, but again it’s, not just extension like That it’s, pull the chin in retracted backwards and then extension, and what this does is it again pulls the cervical spine back over the shoulders, allows the weight or the stress of the unequal pull on the mandible to relax the jaw to reset Into the proper alignment in the joint space bear in mind, though, that if your spine and your neck is out of alignment that this is just temporary because the vertebrae are stuck, you’re, just forcing them back into alignment.
It’s. Much different than if you have a specific alignment, everything is moving and flowing properly and then you’re, actually getting ligamentous and tissue changes in muscle memory. That will hold you back into that posture.
So those are three tips number one tongue up against your palate. Retracts the chin sit up straight, come against the palate to gently reposition or realign the bones of the skull number two on your back and flex.
Your head up, chin flex, hold until you feel yourself lose the posture. Do that five to ten times until you feel yourself as a posture number three on your back edge of the bed edge of a flat surface chin in and all the way back, keep it retracted.
Do that from 30 seconds to five minutes, let me know how that goes for your tmjd temporomandibular joint dysfunction and remember if it doesn’t work, see your cairo