What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Does a TMJ disorder have you dealing with painful, stiff jaws all the time? Do you find yourself rubbing your jaws in discomfort throughout the day? Are you an avid jaw clencher or teeth grinder at night? If so, the symptoms may be enough to be bugging you more often than not. Let our dental team here at Gaiamed Dental Spa provide you with craniosacral therapy, a therapeutic manipulative technique that can help provide you with the relief you need.
TMJ disorder is a condition that affects the jaw joints responsible for chewing, biting, and speaking. Everything from structural abnormalities in the jaws to stress and teeth grinding can lead to a TMJ disorder, which is characterized by jaw pain and stiffness.
A TMJ disorder can make it challenging and uncomfortable to even open your mouth or enjoy your favorite foods without pain. If TMJ disorder is affecting you and you have not found relief through icing, heat, stress management, or over-the-counter pain relievers than it’s time to talk to our team of dental experts about how craniosacral therapy could provide the gentle but effective relief you need.
Craniosacral therapy focuses on stimulating and promoting the body’s natural healing response through manipulation. We hone in on the specific issue, which in this case is a dysfunction within the jaw joints, and we work to restore the body and reduce pain and inflammation through gentle manual manipulation of the skull to release built-up tension and improve how the joints function as a whole.
Not only does this type of manipulative technique release tension and improve blood flow to the area to promote faster and more effective healing, but it can also provide relaxation and stress reliever, which may be a major benefit for someone whose TMJ disorder is stress-related.
This alternative therapy is a safe, effective, and non-medicinal approach to improving the health and function of the jaws and to reduce TMJ disorder symptoms. Many patients notice an improvement after just two sessions, which makes it a great option for someone who hasn’t found relief through more conventional treatment options.
Throughout the course of multiple sessions, you will continue to find your jaw pain and stiffness decreasing or disappearing altogether when chewing or speaking. You’ll be able to enjoy mealtimes without the stress of a painful, nagging jaw. Over time, as therapy begins to provide results, you’ll be able to come in less frequently for maintenance treatments to ensure that symptoms do not return.
Don’t let TMJ disorder or teeth grinding cause you pain and discomfort. Let our Wilmette, IL team here at Gaiamed Dental Spa help. Call (847) 977-1655 today.