Limited jaw movement is often a result of a "bad bite" or serious TMJ strain. A bite that is mal-aligned can result in clicking or popping in the jaw, neckaches, backaches, and headaches. Additional problems may result, including myofascial pain dysfunction (MPD), which is pain in the muscles of the face, head and neck. MPD needs to be treated before TMJ treatment can begin.
Neuromuscular dentistry realigns the bite by measuring the jaw in its most relaxed position and then putting the jaw back into its natural position. In most cases this repositioning can be accomplished with a small device designed to relax your muscles and realign your jaw joint.