A recent Isreali study was published in the Oct 12 Journal of Clinical Medicine, examining the effect of stress on jaw pain. The study consisted of 1800 participants living in Israel and Poland. The authors noted that stressors including illness, economic concerns and social isolation lead to adverse health effects such as jaw pain (TMJ pain) and teeth grinding (bruxism) among the participants.
The study found that during the first lockdown in Israel, there was an increase in the number of orofacial pain cases, attributed to an increase in stress and anxiety. Given the recent lockdown in Peel and Toronto, the same could be expected among our local population.
Given the current situation we are in, the question arises: what techniques can help reduce the chances of getting jaw pain? Here are three techniques that may help:
If you are suffering from jaw pain, or know someone who is, give our clinic a call today for a free consultation. We offer many clinical treatment options, including:
Most jaw pain conditions seen in our clinic, resolve around 2-4 weeks. Treatments usually consist of two session per week, spaced about three days apart. Treatment time can last between fifteen to thirty minutes. Soft foods are usually recommended during treatment periods We hope you found this article helpful and informative!
We wish you the best of health!