TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) stands for functional, mental and biochemical dysregulations of the muscle or joint functions of the jaw. Symptoms may include dizziness, tinnitus, ear noises, headaches, migraines, shoulder-neck tension, back pain and more. Stress often plays a major role, which coincides with frequent crunching or squeezing of the jaw.
As part of the therapy, good communication and collaboration between the prescribing physicians, usually dentists (splint therapy), and the therapist is especially important to get the best results. Especially in children, a craniomanibular dysfunction may impair the ability to think and concentrate. In children, due to the partially not yet solidified bony structures, the chances of success of an optimal result are very high. Osteopathic treatments can support and positively influence the therapy and have a very positive effect on the outcome of therapy.