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

  • Headaches

  • Neck pain

  • 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:

  • Stretching

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Soft tissue mobilizations

  • Specific mouth exercises

  • Home exercise program

  • Postural Education

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Modalities

  • Habit changes

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.