Myofascial Release is a method of treatment that focuses on the connective tissue covering that wraps around the muscles (think of Saran Wrap around your muscles). Fascia is extremely strong and when this tissue becomes tight and restricted, it can limit movement and cause pain. Since fascia is extremely strong it can also hold your body in improper positions, causing posture issues. These posture issues can cause a lot of joint and muscle pain, and can even lead to degeneration and chronic issues.
Jaw pain is not all that uncommon among people these days, and if you have experienced it, you know that it is just plain uncomfortable. TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint disorders, is often caused by unsymmetrical chewing patterns, tightness of the neck, and head posture. You can identify this by pain or tenderness of the jaw, clicking, popping, and locking jaw, inability to open the mouth wide, facial swelling, a tired feeling face, or an off-center bite.
If you have this type of problem, trying myofascial release for jaw pain is a great choice for a long-term relief of this uncomfortable condition.
Using myofascial release can benefit those experiencing jaw pain and other forms of pain in the face, head, and neck. Choosing to use this form of therapy is a natural alternative, rather than taking prescription or over the counter pills.