Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint on either side of your jaw which acts like a sliding hinge connecting your jawbone to your skull. We have had very successful outcomes over the years performing TMJ treatment by effectively:

  1. Decreasing jaw pain,
  2. Removing clicking,
  3. Releasing locked TMJ
  4. Restoring normal movement,
  5. Achieving comfortable chewing and talking

We assess range of motion, strength, control, and joint mobility to determine the cause of the TMJ dysfunction. Common causes of TMJ dysfunction include a lack of movement control, joint restriction, and muscle weakness. We provide various treatments which include the following:

  1. Intra-oral joint mobilization if needed
  2. Home exercise strengthening and movement control training
  3. Self joint mobilization techniques
  4. Therapeutic Ultrasound
  5. Massage Therapy
  6. Acupuncture

In most cases, the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction are temporary and can be relieved with careful manual therapy techniques, self-managed care and other nonsurgical treatments.