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Predictors of TMJ and Facial Pain

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Have you ever wanted a quick way to see if you may be at risk or more likley to develop TMJ pain and or facial pain? 


There is a simple way to check you own facial lines. All you need is a mirror!


Take a lookat your self in a relaxed position in a mirror. Where do your eyes sit? Do they sit level with one another? Or is one slight lower or higher than the other? Where do the corners of your eyes sit? Upward or downward.



Now, Look at your ears. Sepcially ear lobes. If you have detached lobes this is a bit easier to do but will still work for those who has lobes attaches to their head. Does one of your ears appear slightly lower of higher than the other? Take note of this.


Lasty look at your mouth. Where are the corners lying? is one lower than the other? are the equal? Is one lip curled up or flattened out?


If you noticed that one side you have an eye, ear and corner of the mouth that all are lower or higher OR if your eye and ears are lower but the corner of the mouth on the same side is higher, it would be an indicator that if you are having pain that it would be from that side or you may be likley to experience pain on that side in the future. Try it out!  

Categories: Dry Needling, Pain Relief, TMJ Relief