Understanding TMJ and TMD
Does your jaw joint make popping or clicking sounds? Does the joint area become painful or the areas near the joint hurt? If so, you may have referred to it as “TMJ”. TMJ is the joint and TMD is the condition. The damage can continue causing more severe issues and even locking the jaw, making it impossible to chew or talk. The earlier this issue is detected, the easier it is to correct.
Growth hormone is naturally produced while you are in the deeper phase of sleep called N3. Without proper sleep many people are deficient in growth hormone production. Good sleep allows for rehabilitation of your mind and body so if you want an edge in life be sure to evaluate your sleep. Prior injuries that haven’t healed properly can give a constant signal to the brain that is an alarm. This alarm signal prevents the body from performing at peak levels due to the protective mechanism of the central nervous system. Orthopedic and neural evaluations are utilized to evaluate unhealed injuries. Once detected the proper health care providers are sought for treatment.
How Mouth Breathing Causes TMJ
Our bodies are physiologically designed for nose breathing. When we’re breathing through our nose, all the developmental forces are balanced. Unfortunately, many of us breathed through our mouth when sleeping as children and teens, which unbalanced the forces of development, leading to tooth and jaw deformations that contribute to TMJ/TMD.