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How Poor Posture May Be Responsible for Headaches and Jaw Pain

Bite force misalignments in the mouth and TMJ disorders often cause headaches and jaw pain. But did you know poor posture may be to blame as well?

If you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw, the Academy of General Dentistry recommends consulting a dentist AND checking your posture.

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Poor Posture Can Stress Out the Jaw

Poor posture places the spine in a position that causes stress to the jaw joint. When people slouch or hunch over, the lower jaw shifts forward, causing the upper and lower teeth to not fit together properly.

The combination of these movements puts stress on muscles, joints and bones and, if left untreated, can create pain and inflammation in muscles and joints when the mouth opens and closes.

Bite Force Misalignment 

Here at Pasadena Pain Management, we treat patients with facial pain, headaches and migraines. Often times, their posture is unbalanced, and this rearranges the position of their facial muscles, causing the bumps and grooves on the upper and lower teeth not to fit properly together.

Our gentle pain management treatment for TMJ and headaches, can help align your teeth in a position that will reduce facial pain caused by poor posture. Our pain-free treatment can also prevent future damage to teeth.

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Treatment for TMJ Pain, Headaches and Migraines in Pasadena CA

If you are living in Southern California and are tired of living with chronic pain from headaches, migraines, or a TMJ disorder, contact Pasadena Pain Management for a FREE consultation.

Let us help you start living PAIN FREE again.

About Pasadena Pain Management

Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.