Temporomandibular Joint Syndrom
If you have jaw pain, you may experience difficulty eating or chewing food. Even talking may become uncomfortable. The pain you suffer in the jaw region can vary depending on the cause. Discomfort can range from dull ache to sharp pain in the jaw area. The pain can be intermittent and may become constant if the jaw joint gets worse with use. You can schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to be evaluated to get a complete diagnosis of your jaw condition and learn about the best approach and treatment for recovery.
Causes of TMJ/ Jaw pain
When you see one of our physicians on staff, a complete medical history, examination and X-ray
evaluation will be performed to determine the exact cause of the jaw condition. The treatment plan may include adjustments to the spine and TMJ joint, muscle balance therapy, myo-fascial release procedures and/or cold laser therapy. The treatment approach is directed towards relieving pain, inflammation of supportive muscle tissues, improve circulation and increase range of motion and flexibility of the jaw and mouth.
Treatments of TMJ
- Manual manipulation of the jaw and cervical spine
- Myofascial release procedures
- Trigger point therapy
- Graston type muscle therapy
- Manual electrical muscle stimulation
- Cold laser therapy
- Rehabilitative exercises for the jaw