Archive for April, 2009

Do you suffer from TMJ disorder?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Research shows that “More than 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from TMJ problems, and 80% of them are women.” The symptoms range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain, including migraines and too often develop into chronic pain issues and destruction of tissue.

Current treatment options usually consist of splint therapy, attempting to mechanically correct the alignment of the jaw but in truth do not change your pattern of grinding and bruxism but only guard your teeth from further grinding, clenching and more deterioration. Then there’s sedatives, massage therapy, as well as various exercises to reduce the mental and physical stress levels of patients. And then, surgery, a last resort, irreversible and often unsuccessful due to never addressing the habitual musculo-skeletal tension and neurological patterns.

Dr. Frank Wildman, founder and creator of The Intelligent Body TMJ Program has developed a simple, effective and non-intrusive self-care alternative that complements traditional treatment options. What if it were possible to move beyond this troubling and painful dilemma! Would you be interested?

The Intelligent Body TMJ program contains 5 lessons based on the Feldenkrais Method® and uses a unique understanding of human neurology to reduce chronic tension in the jaw, face, neck and upper back. Each lesson is 10 minutes long. They are gentle, specific and ingenious movements that enable you to learn how to “recruit” and develop new and more efficient ways of employing your muscles. You can alter longstanding inefficient habits that use too much tension and stress and learn how to develop more functional and healthy patterns of movement.

To learn more about Dr. Frank Wildman and his approaches click here.