Whether you have a click in your jaw while chewing, discomfort while yawning, or stiffness in your jaw, TMJ can present itself in a variety of ways. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome and temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) is a term covering pain and dysfunction in the muscles of the jaw and the temporomandibular joints (the joints which connect the jaw to the skull It can be the cause of pain in the jaw, teeth, neck, head and even shoulder. A frequently overlooked treatment solution to TMJ is physical therapy and we at Ridgeview Physical Therapy & Wellness Center can help.
Common TMJ Symptoms:
- Upper neck pain
- Lower jaw pain
- Upper jaw pain
- Pain in the joint where the jaw forms
- Clicking or popping of jaw joint
- Dislocated jaw
- Displaced disc
When to come in for TMJ Treatment:
- You jaw is sore shortly after or when chewing gum.
- Experience a hissing sound in your ear.
- Pain behind the eyes.
- Have trouble eating due to limited mouth opening, or lock jaw.
- Difficulty talking
- Pain when yawning
- Dizziness/Feeling of imbalance
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed above, don’t suffer in silence, schedule an appointment to reduce your nagging jaw pain today.