- Jaw pain first thing in the morning?
- Feeling like you have been chewing on an iron bar?
- Painful clicking in your jaw?
What you likely have is an issue called TMJ joint disorder (temporomandibular disorder)
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are conditions affecting the jaw joints and surrounding muscles and ligaments.
It can be caused by a number of factors such as trauma, stress responses, an improper bite, or arthritis.
Common symptoms include jaw tenderness, headaches, earaches and facial pain.
How we can help it?
Like many issues a few factors need to be considered, primarily a dental check up to rule out any dental contribution to the issue is the first step.
Once this is cleared physiotherapy plays its key role in helping to identify the key drivers of your issue.
We help to settle the protective response of the muscles of the jaw, upper neck and shoulders with hands on treatments combined with a specific exercises designed to condition the local tissues of the jaw, upper neck and shoulders to help relieve your symptoms.
We help you identify the stressors on your nervous system that are driving the issue to alleviate and manage the symptoms of jaw pain
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