Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
Do you find that your jaw hurts, clicks, or locks? Do you have frequent headaches, neck pain, or ringing in your ears? It is likely that you may have a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). TMDs are caused by a variety of factors including acute trauma (a blow to the jaw), diet change (eating hard foods), chewing gum, smoking, poor posture, joint laxity, emotional stress, or grinding your teeth. TMDs are often debilitating because the jaw is one of the most frequently used joints in the body. We need it to eat, talk, yawn, and make facial expressions all day long. Physical therapy treatments specifically catered to the jaw, head, and neck can alleviate these symptoms that are affecting your daily life.
Common diagnoses treated include, but are not limited to: