Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are often mistreated and under treated. TMJ disorders can be very emotional because they affect our most basic of tasks, including talking and eating. One may have a night guard orthotic created by his or her dentist, but at times that may not be enough. Symptoms can even present as stiffness and/or pain in the neck and upper back, dizziness or headaches. There are many things that can contribute to one developing TMJ, including jaw clenching and poor posture.
Fortunately, physical therapy can be a tremendous help to those afflicted with TMJ disorders.
Our clinicians perform a thorough assessment to determine what may be the cause or exacerbation of your symptoms and then develop a personalized TMJ therapy treatment plan. Treatment includes education about correct jaw placement, hands on mobilization of the muscles around your jaw, movement of your temporomandibular joint, posture correction, and strengthening. We utilize the most cutting-edge treatments for your TMJ therapy including dry needling, which increases the blood flow and healing of the joint.
If you’re experiencing TMJ pain, stop grinding your gears and give us a call at (602) 808-8989. We will gladly help you get back to a pain-free lifestyle.
“I had TMJ for around 2 years. It was hard to open my mouth and I could not eat hard food at first. After I went through treatment, I am now able to open my mouth much wider and without pain. My lifestyle has also gotten better since my TMJ treatment!”