Do-It-Yourself exercises help reduce stress-related TMJ problems and create healthy, pain-free habits
TMJ-related problems such as headaches and grinding teeth (bruxism) have been on the rise as the current economic downturn causes increased stress in people. These problems, while often triggered by outside factors, are increasingly recognized as being related to improper postural habits.
Dr. Wildman explains: "Most people don't realize how postural habits can significantly affect their jaws, or how a problematic jaw can be at the root of headaches, bruxism, neck and facial pain, and other health challenges. I wanted to create a Feldenkrais program to specifically address postural and other factors that contribute to these problems. I know from experience with my clients that this do-it-yourself program, which addresses specific postural problems underlying jaw dysfunction, can produce amazing results."
More than 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from jaw pain, and 80% of them are women. The symptoms range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain, and frequently persist for years. Current treatment options can be cost-prohibitive and surgery, considered a last resort, is often irreversible. The Intelligent Body(R) TMJ Program designed by Dr. Wildman is an inexpensive and ideal first step in the treatment of jaw pain. Symptoms can disappear within days of beginning the exercises and in most cases it will eliminate the need for further measures. If additional medical intervention is needed, the new movement patterns created will increase the chances of treatment success. To learn more, go www.TMJ-Lessons.com.
SOURCE The Feldenkrais Movement Institute