TMJ Pain? Try Rocabado’s 6×6 Exercise RoutineLeave a Comment
Do you experience a popping, clicking, or locking of your jaw? Are you having issues with jaw pain that makes it difficult to eat, chew, and talk? Do you have this in combination with headaches at times? All of the symptoms above can be signs that something may be going on with your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).
It is not uncommon for someone with these symptoms to have issues not only at the jaw but also with some of their posture muscles leading to increased strain or pressure on the jaw. Now that you have a better understanding of how these symptoms relate to what you are experiencing, what can you do about it?
Introducing the Rocabado’s 6×6 Exercise Routine. This routine was developed to combat the causes and symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Here’s how to try it out for yourself:
- Rest position of the tongue. Place the tip of the tongue on the mouth’s upper palate, putting gentle pressure on the palate.
- Control of TMJ rotation. Open and close the jaw while gently pressing the tip of the tongue on the palate.
- Rhythmic stabilization technique. Place two fingers on the chin. Open and close your jaw while pressing the tongue on the palate.
- Neck extension. Lift and lower the chin as if nodding the head.
- Shoulder posture (scap set). Squeeze the shoulder blades together while lifting and lowering the chest.
- Stabilized head flection (chin tucks). Bring your chin toward your neck (creating a “double chin”), then push it out again.
If you experience pain with these exercises or experience persistent TMJ symptoms that interfere with your daily activities, reach out to a TMJ/TMD specialist near you. Our experts will address your condition and create a personalized treatment plan to help you live pain-free!
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