TMJ Pain Relief

Are you having difficulty chewing or yawning? Do you have jaw pain? Do you hear a clicking noise when you open and shut your mouth? These may all be signs of TMJ syndrome. Don’t suffer anymore.

What is TMJ Syndrome?

The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull. If there is an injury to this joint or it becomes damaged, it can cause TMJ syndrome. TMJ can also be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, gum chewing, arthritis, teeth grinding or jaw injury. Symptoms of this TMJ disorder include pain in the jaw, jaw popping, headaches, sore jaw muscles, locking of the jaw, pain in the temple and earache. It’s important to realize that the temporomandibular joint is a complex and important structure comprised of bones, tendons and muscles, and you may have pain on one or both sides of the jaw.

Physical Therapy for TMJ Syndrome

Physical therapy is effective in the treatment of TMJ. The physical therapist will analyze your jaw mobility and release muscle tension in the neck and head area. A comprehensive evaluation is done of the neck, shoulder girdle and thoracic spine to determine if those structures are causing your symptoms. The goal of physical therapy is to restore the interaction of the muscles and joints, to improve mobility and alignment along with strengthening the muscles, and to restore normal function. If the patient has scar tissue, we can help treat that too. Treatment may consist of different modalities. Active modalities include soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, myofascial techniques and jaw exercises. Electric stimulation and ultrasound may be used to decrease muscle tension and provide pain relief. In addition, the physical therapist can educate you on dietary changes that will decrease stress on the jaw joint.

To learn more about TMJ therapy, visit Marlboro PT at our Morganville office. Our team is made up of enthusiastic, hands-on providers who offer a comprehensive range of services. We are open six days a week and accept walk-ins, so you can come in anytime or call to schedule a one- on- one consultation at 732-591-9494. We look forward to giving you the care you deserve.

Location

Marlboro Office

100 Campus Dr./Route 520, Suite 102
Morganville, NJ 07751

Telephone: 732-591-9494

FAX: 732-591-8850

pictureSpecialties

We specialize in the following areas of physical therapy:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Hand Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release
  • Personalized Fitness Program
  • Pediatrics
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