Over 33% of the population is affected at some point during their lifetime with Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) or jaw pain. It is most common between the ages of 20 and 40.
Common Symptoms Include:
Pain with chewing
Catching or locking of the jaw
Stiffness with opening or closing of the jaw
Limited jaw range of motion
Dislocation of the jaw
Increased time to open or close
How We Treat It
A specially trained therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation, looking at all of the structures in the head and neck that may be contributing to your pain. They will check for muscle imbalances, pain referral patterns, and other conditions that mimic TMD. Our staff is specially trained to find the source of your pain and will use a multi-disciplinary treatment approach that may include:
Soft tissue mobilizations
Specific mouth exercises
Home exercise program
There are many factors that can aggravate your pain, including clenching, stress and tension, depression, poor posture, gum chewing, caffeine consumption, and poor sleep. We look at all of it to get an accurate picture of the source of your jaw pain. Only a specialist can accurately diagnose and treat this unique condition.
We understand jaw pain. We can help.