TMJ and Physical Therapy
How can TMJ physical therapy services help me?
Do you suffer from constant TMJ pain? If so, my team and I have a variety of services that we offer to help you treat and manage pain through physical therapy. By targeting the joints that cause your pain with manual therapy and other methods you can start to find relief.
How does it work to relieve my pain?
Manual therapy is a super effective hands-on method of treatment that can be applied to the area of your jaw that is experiencing pain. This has helped our patients find relief from their TMJ pain.
When can I expect to see results?
After physical therapy sessions you may immediately notice a change in the level of pain you are experiencing, or it may take multiple sessions.
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What is TMJ?
Have you ever noticed random irritation in your jaw or even pain while chewing? Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ limits functions of the jaw and can limit your ability to open your mouth and chew.
Your temporomandibular joint is located in front of your ears and on each side of your face where your jaw joins with your skull. If left untreated, the pain may only get worse and result in other health issues. At Evolve, my team and I can help you reduce the pain that is associated with your TMJ.
What can cause TMJ?
There are a number of issues that can cause TMJ or TMJ flare ups. Below are a few examples: Chronic Jaw Clenching: It is common for people to clench their jaw at night because of stress. If you do this a lot it can cause TMJ.
Bad Posture: By having bad posture, or leaning your head forward awkwardly like you do at a desk job or while on the phone, you can eventually cause TMJ because it puts added stress on your jaw.
eeth Alignment Issues: If your teeth come together in certain ways due to improper alignment this can also cause stress on your joints and cause TMJ.
Surgery: If you have had surgery on your face or jaw you may experience TMJ at some point post-surgery.
- Jaw pain
- Jaw fatigue
- Difficulty opening your mouth to eat or talk
- Ringing in your ears
- Popping sounds in your jaw
- Neck pain
- Lock Jaw
Other Issues Associated with TMJ
If you have the following you may have an increased risk of developing a TMJ related disorder.
- Jaw Injuries
- Long-term Teeth Grinding
Can physical therapy really help?
If you have TMJ, you may have heard that there isn’t much that you can do to treat it and that many people just live with the pain. However, there are a few ways that our physical therapy services can help with TMJ pain.
Posture Education: By being educated on your posture you can learn what ways of sitting may bring on TMJ due to unnecessary stress being put on your jaw.
Improving Jaw Movement: Manual therapy, a hands-on therapy method, can be used to reduce pain and discomfort in the jaw to improve movement and function.
Other Treatments for TMJ
If your TMJ is most likely caused by teeth alignment issues you may be referred to a dentist. Your dentist may be able to have appliances made for you to correct alignment and relieve your pain.
Ways to Prevent TMJ Symptoms
- Relax Your Face
- Avoid Grinding Teeth
- Jaw Massage
- Practice Good Posture
- Stretch Regularly
- Chew Your Food Slower
Work with Evolve to Relieve Your TMJ Pain
You don’t have to continue to suffer from your TMJ pain alone. At Evolve, our hands-on physical therapy techniques can help to lessen your pain and improve jaw mobility. To learn more about our TMJ pain relief services, or to schedule a consultation, you can give my team and I a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.
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