Pain is pain. It can happen to anyone at any age. However, when you have pain from Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), it’s caused by something structural or functional. While your dentist may have suggested surgery, you’re not ready to go this route even though you’re ready to start feeling better.
You’ve tried many ways to treat your TMJ, but have you ever stopped to consider using a more holistic health practice to alleviate your pain? This approach is another option worth considering. In specific, you should take a moment to consider getting a Rolfing (structural integration) treatment.
The Benefits of Structural Integration for Health
There are many reasons why this form of structural integration is beneficial for people suffering from TMJ. Before passing any judgment on this holistic system, why not take a moment to consider these benefits? Ultimately may find that many of these benefits are what you’ve been seeking all along.
Relief for TMJ
There are so many names that this disorder is known by (e.g., jaw clicking, popping, locking). Regardless of what you may call it, the fact remains that you’re suffering from inflammation and tightness in the joint that’s responsible for connecting your jaw to your skull.
Structural integration will help release this joint, so it’s no longer restricted or painful. Once this happens, your jaw is aligned correctly. This alignment will help you feel more relaxed since you can move your jaw smoothly and properly again.
Relief for Other Health Issues
While it’s essential to consider Rolfing for TMJ, structural integration is also frequently used to treat other health issues. These issues include:
- Reduce chronic back pain: Rolfing is beneficial here because it’ll remove the tension in your back, shoulders, and neck. However, it’s typically challenging to break free from the stress we hold in these areas. Structural integration treatment effectively corrects these painful forms of tension. Rolfing works because once the fascia in this area is loosened, muscles are free to move correctly once again, so you’re no longer straining or misusing them. When this happens, you won’t feel pain any longer since your back is correctly aligned again.
- Improve posture and spine health (e.g., the curvature of your spine): This holistic soft tissue approach improves your overall Musco-skeletal balance and alignment. It also improves how your parasympathetic nervous system functions. This improvement results in improved attention span and decreased levels of autonomic stress. Researchers have conducted a few studies that show that structural integration treatments improve how efficiently people can perform motor skills such as balance.
- Helps with breathing (especially with chronic conditions like asthma): Here’s a natural remedy that will break up the restrictive patterns that occur in your chest’s fascia, nerves, and muscles, allowing them to expand to their fullest once again. Structural integration will also improve those areas of your posture that have become misaligned due to restricted or incorrect breathing. When these areas aren’t corrected, it becomes more difficult to breathe. However, once you’re able to breathe better, you’ll feel better overall, experience less stress, have more energy, and enjoy life more.
Moving Forward With Structural Integration
Over the years, we’ve been able to help many people alleviate the pain that TMJ brings on. These patients have found that this treatment was a much better option than what their dentist was offering. When you’re ready to try it for yourself, give us a call.
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