Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Massage Therapy Can Help TMJ Pain!
Tired of Dealing With Jaw Pain?
Have you noticed that you have difficulty yawning, chewing or opening your mouth wide? Do you experience jaw pain? Do you hear clicking noises when you open or close your mouth? If so, you may have a condition referred to as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ.
TMJ dysfunction is a condition that causes pain and stiffness of the jaw joint and its surrounding muscles. The temporomandibular joint is what connects your skull to your jaw. If this joint is injured or it becomes damaged in any way, TMJ dysfunction may develop.
Do you think you’re living with TMJ dysfunction? If so, it’s time to book an appointment with Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation to find relief with physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy. Don’t let TMJ rule your life!
How can physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy provide relief for TMJ pain?
Do you want to avoid taking pain-relieving medication and use a more holistic approach to relieving your jaw pain? Our treatment approach at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation is very effective for TMJ dysfunction.
At your initial appointment in Oakville, ON, one of our physiotherapists or chiropractor will conduct a thorough physical evaluation on your shoulders, neck, and jaw to determine if those structures are causing your symptoms. Afterward, they will create a customized treatment plan based on the severity of your symptoms and your specific needs.
The goal of physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation is to restore your normal function and the interaction of the jaw muscles and joints.
Your treatment plan may consist of any combination of methods and modalities, including the following:
- Neck, shoulder, or jaw exercises
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Joint mobilization
- Electrical stimulation or acupuncture
How can you tell if you have TMJ dysfunction?
If you believe you may be suffering from this condition, don’t let it get worse! Has your primary care physician may also send you to an otolaryngologist or a dentist specializing in jaw disorders.
The goal is to rule out other medical problems before diagnosing the patient with TMJ dysfunction, as the symptoms may also be due to a condition known as trigeminal neuralgia, salivary gland disease, or even swollen lymph nodes.
Once your diagnosis has been determined, you will be treated based on the nature of your symptoms.
Physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy can help provide TMJ pain relief
Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include pain in the jaw, jaw popping, headaches, sore jaw muscles, locking of the jaw, pain in the temple, and earaches. If you are in Oakville, ON suffering from any of these symptoms, then book an appointment at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today.
Our physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists are 100% committed to your health and working hard to help you manage and eliminate pain symptoms.