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What is TMJ?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019

You or your loved on may be experiencing jaw pain and wondering what it's from? It could be TMJ pain and treatable. Consult your local medical provider to get a diagnosis. 




What is TMJ pain?

Tempromandibular joint better knows as TMJ are the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull.Located just below your ears these joints are frequently problematic due to misalignment or overuse.

What are the symptoms?










The following symptoms are common for TMJ disorder but not limited too:


- Jaw discomfort/pain

-Dizziness

-Headaches

-Ringing of the Ears

-Popping of the Jaw

-Limited mobility of the mouth

-Teeth Sensitivity





How Do I Treat This?

1) REST

2) Physical Therapy(the most beneficial in our opinion)

3) Medication

4) Hot or Cold Packs

5) Changes in Diet

6) On severe Occasions Surgery

Why Should I Choose Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy can help in a number of ways. Physical Therapists are trained to help treat joint disorders using numerous exercises/modalities. Depending on your personal case modalities such as : Ultrasound, Ice, Heat can be used for inflammation/pain relief.

Besides modalities physical therapists can implement a personalized program of Exercises to help regain flexibility/motion/and strength. Occasionally STM or Soft Tissue Mobilization is used to help create more mobility and reduce inflammation. 

I Think I have TMJ Issues, What Do I Do?

If you have read this article and think you have TMJ pain, consult your Primary Care Doctor or Dentist to get a Diagnosis. Once Diagnosis is complete, set up an appointment with your local Physical Therapist to help try and resolve the pain. 


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