The Tmj Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Headaches, Neck Pain and Jaw Disorders (Positive Options for Health) (Hardcover)

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Your Symptoms Won't Change Unless You Do

This book is the ONLY one on the market that will help you with all 10 steps to identify and eliminate common causes and contributors to headaches, neck pain and jaw disorders commonly known as TMJ. Physical therapist, Cynthia Peterson, wants to help you avoid costly and irreversible treatments and teaches you healthy habits for self-care and prevention, offering tips on posture, tongue placement, and simple physical therapy exercises that can reduce, relieve, and even eliminate many problematic symptoms. She also offers guidance on where to turn when more help is needed.

Of all the joints in your body, there are only 2 that most doctors refuse to treat and most insurance companies refuse to cover. If you guessed jaw joints, you are correct. Those jaw joints are technically referred to as your TMJ's and problems with them can include symptoms such as headaches; painful jaw joints; difficulty opening or closing the mouth; clicking or locking jaws; ear pain, stuffiness, or ringing; neck, shoulder, or facial pain; tooth grinding or clenching; and morning jaw aches. Though these complaints are common, the average sufferer sees numerous doctors and undergoes several treatments often with little relief. While there is no one-size-fits-all remedy, this book offers safe, proven tools you can begin using right away to improve your condition.

Drawing on >20 years as a physical therapist, training in head, neck and jaw pain, and work with dental and medical experts, Cynthia Peterson explains a 10-step process that addresses the root causes and contributing factors of TMJ disorders. Her simple practices and exercises allow you to replace hurtful habits with the healthy ones necessary for long-term relief. You learn to

  • Lighten the load on your jaw
  • Correct your posture as you stand, sit, and sleep
  • Breathe and swallow properly
  • Soothe head and neck pain
  • Reduce stress and exercise with ease
  • Save money by avoiding or reducing costly treatment
  • More than 50 photos and illustrations
  • Examples
  • Information on getting medical care and choosing specialists
  • Helpful for everyone with a head, neck and jaw.
  • More reviews and helpful resources

About the Author

Cynthia Sandquist Peterson, PT, is the educational director at Canyon Rim Physical Therapy which specializes in treating head, neck and jaw disorders. She currently lives and practices in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781630266905
ISBN-10: 1630266906
Publisher: Hunter House Publishers
Publication Date: May 4th, 2010
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Positive Options for Health