Stop suffering from TMJ with physical therapy!
Do you suffer from headaches, grinding of your teeth, clicking of your jaw or even ear pain? These can all be signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, also known as the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD).
This a disorder of the jaw muscles and nerves caused by injury to the TMJ, which is the joint between your jaw and skull. The injured temporomandibular joint leads to pain with chewing, clicking, and popping of the jaw; swelling on the sides of the face; nerve inflammation; headaches; tooth grinding; and sometimes dislocation of the temporomandibular joint.
We offer expert care for those suffering from TMJ pain. The hands-on advanced techniques our physical and occupational therapists use are effective in calming the nerves and tight muscles surrounding the TMJ, allowing people to get back to eating, smiling, and laughing more!
What causes TMJ syndrome?
Multiple factors contribute to the muscle tightness and dysfunction that characterize this condition. Most often, poor posture and neck alignment change the pull of the muscles that make your jaw move. This causes painful grinding and irritation of the TMJ.
Other causes may include:
- Poor alignment of or trauma to the teeth or jaw
- Teeth grinding
- Poor posture
- Arthritis or other inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders
- Excessive gum chewing
Have you suffered an injury or been struggling with pain?
Did you know you can go see a FYZICAL therapist (for free!) to see what’s wrong and put together a plan of action to heal… before seeing a doctor? That’s what we call FYZICAL First.