Did you know that poor posture (while sitting or standing) can cause TMJ jaw pain?
Poor posture can be the result of slumping over your laptop, computer tablet, or smart phone. As screen time increases, so does the severity of how poor posture impacts the alignment of your neck, head and jaw. When the head leans forward, muscles along the neck become overly tight, stretched and weakened. Forward neck posture can lead to muscle and joint tension in the head, neck and shoulders. All of this throws off the mechanics of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), resulting in symptoms of TMJ disorder. Symptoms may include TMJ jaw pain, TMJ headaches, TMJ neck and ear pain, and jaw popping and clicking.