Jaw pain/temporomandibular problems
Does your jaw pain limit you during meals?
If you suffer from jaw pain/temporomandibular problems and you prefer a non-invasive, drug-free treatment approach, Active Solution Physiotherapy will develop a personalized treatment plan for your jaw pain/temporomandibular problem.
Jaw pain: WHAT IS IT ?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the mandible, which is the jaw bone, to the temporal bone which is part of the skull. Between these two bones, inside the joint, there is an articular disc formed of fibrous cartilage which allows the mandible to slide forward to fully open the mouth. The muscles in the temples and on the sides of the jaw close the mouth; we feel them working when we grit our teeth together. TMJ problems can cause pain locally (just in front of the ear) or along the jaw, head and neck, as well difficulty opening and closing the mouth, chewing, and speaking. You can also feel a “click” when the jaw opens. Sometimes there is also tinnitus (noise in the ears) or dizziness.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
HOW CAN PHYSIO HELP?
For effective treatment of TMJ problems, it is important to determine the structures causing the symptoms. The neck and TMJ should be examined to identify the exact source of the symptoms. Active Solution Physiotherapy uses lthe McKenzie Method/Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT),a systematic approach that helps to effectively classify and understand the cause of your jaw problem.
Our physiotherapists are therefore able to build a personalized treatment plan according to your needs and your goals, and will be able to guide you through this limiting condition so that you recover optimally, and as quickly as possible.
Our commitment to you is to fully understand your problem so that we can solve it and help you avoid recurrences! Call now to make an appointment!