Why clenching your jaw could be the culprit behind your back pain, neck pain, or _____ (fill in the

My typical client is in chronic pain of some sort and has tried many different things to get out of it. I would say 80-90% of them check the “I clench my jaw”-box on their intake form. Most of my clients wear or have been prescribed night guards (that they often don’t wear). So, no matter where in the body their pain is, I always include the jaw in my assessment. Clients are always amazed when we trace back their symptoms to their jaw but are easily convinced that it is relevant when they realize how weak their core muscles are when I have them relax their jaw during a manual muscle test and how strong their core muscles become when they clench their jaw. The muscles of mastication, or chewi

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Eastside Bodywork and Mindset Coaching LLC                                                                                                                          Simone Holderbach  

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