It is not uncommon to feel stressed or overwhelmed from time to time. This is your body’s way of dealing with difficult situations. You may feel this way often if you have a high-pressure job that requires long hours and tough decisions, or perhaps you have a major event in your life, such as an upcoming wedding, that is causing you to feel overwhelmed. If you are regularly stressed, it can cause serious problems with your health. Stress can lead to problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
Do you work long hours at a computer, or do you enjoy sitting and scrolling on your phone aimlessly? If you suffer from TMD and you do both or either of these things, you may be causing more harm to yourself. The way you sit affects your posture, which is how you hold your body. When you are sitting, standing, or sleeping, you are displaying static posture. If you remember being reminded as a child to stand up straight or stop slouching, that was referring to your static posture. The way you hold your body can have a direct link to the symptoms of TMD. We want to share some gentle reminders of how your posture can affect your TMD symptoms. Read on to learn more.
Our team at Center for TMJ & Sleep Solutions NW is passionate about providing the care our patients need to eliminate discomfort. Our goal is for our patients to live their best lives and not worry about a flare-up or fear of discomfort creeping in when least expected. One of the best ways to ensure this is to follow the treatment plan set forth in our office. We know that it can be tempting to ease up on treatments when the discomfort is gone and you are living your best life. However, TMD is unfortunately a condition that can return easily and we would hate for you to experience lasting effects that can easily be avoided.