The muscle the needs treatment for Jaw Pain

Lateral pterygoid ⁣- If you haven't had this treated, you may be missing the out on jaw pain relief

This is an under-discussed muscle in jaw problems - TMD. Often people get Botox in that masseter or temporalis or treatment on these muscles. Neglecting the lateral Pterygoid may be a bad idea if you want long term relief ⁣

What this muscle does ⬇

From chewing (mastication), biting, and clenching to speaking and singing, your lateral pterygoid muscle, also called the external pterygoid muscle, plays a pivotal role in your jaw's essential functions. While we all take our jaw's functions for granted, it's when it begins to hurt that we realise how essential it is for our daily needs. The lateral pterygoid is one of the most heavily used working muscles of your mouth! ⁣

Try this test 👇🏼⁣

How much finger spacing can you get in between your bottom and top teeth. You should be able to get a minimum of three. Anything less and you have reduced interdental distance and can indicate an issue with the pterygoid muscles. ⁣

Targeted treatment and relief with Acupuncture at our Gold coast, Burleigh heads clinic📌 ⁣

One of the best things I have up my sleeve in my clinic is the ability to target 🎯 the trigeminal nerve. This nerve allows proper function of the associated muscles that control the Jaw, and targeting this nerve can restore its function and reduce your pain! ⁣

Before you go the Botox, look a little more into the lateral pterygoid. TMJ problems aren’t so black and white or simple. Look for the root cause ⁣and get expert treatment

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