TMJ

TMJ Pain:

LEARN ABOUT AND UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN:
Temporomandibular joint pain usually comes from one of three sources. The most obvious source is a bite disorder. Another is postural dysfunction. And the third is muscular spasms, which sometimes occur as a result of dental work, motor vehicle accidents, stress, or other physical demands. In all cases, physical therapy for TMJ can have significant value. In many cases the bite disorder must be addressed, but beyond that the hands-on approach along with some appropriate exercises also can have a big impact on restoring full jaw movement.

IN A NUTSHELL:
Our approach to TMJ pain incorporates a full upper quadrant philosophy for the trunk, shoulders, head and neck. Posture and muscle balance is our critical approach, along with addressing the fascia binding.

LEARN HOW OUR OFFICE
CAN HELP YOUR INJURY:

In our office we approach TMJ largely from a hands-on approach to restructure the fascial binding and then resolve the muscular imbalances. By doing this, we are able to institute some specific exercises and/or include our multi-cervical strengthening computerized equipment. In many cases the hands-on approach can have a significant impact on restoring jaw motion and reducing pain.

LEARN HOW YOU CAN PREVENT
FUTURE INJURIES:

Prevention of future TMJ pain issues can require an appropriate night splint, home exercise program, and occasional hands-on follow-up treatments. Most of the time TMJ is a one-time incident which can be treated successfully, especially when a patient is highly motivated to maintain good muscular balance.

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Dallmeyer Physical Therapy Treats Headache and TMJ Pain