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TMJ Physiotherapy

TMJ Physiotherapy

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most used joint in the body but a common source of pain and dysfunction.

Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • pain with or without clicking/grinding
  • headaches in a ‘headband pattern’
  • ear pain or ringing
  • dizziness
  • limited opening/closing

TMJ dysfunction can be caused by trauma such as a whiplash injury, excessive stress on the joint due to grinding of teeth or chewing gum, postural abnormalities especially a forward head posture, emotional stress, myofascial pain syndrome, arthritis, or dislocation of the disc within the joint.

Fortunately, 75% of cases resolve within 3 months with treatment and options include:

  • joint mobilization
  • soft tissue or myofascial release
  • acupuncture
  • specific exercises

 

Facts about TMJ:

  • TMJ is caused when there is a misalignment of the jaw, neck and supporting structures
  • 1 in 8 people are affected by TMJ issues
  • TMJ is 4x MORE common in women than in men

 

 

Work with TT Physiotherapist Lindsay to get the relief that you need!

 

 

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