Osteopathy for Jaw Pain & TMJ
Experience the Benefits of OSTEOPATHY
Do you struggle with jaw pain or Temporo-Mandibular joint pain?
We Focus on Addressing the Root Cause of Your Pain for Lasting Relief
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is an intricate system made of up 3 parts: the temporal bone (which houses the ear), the mandible (jaw) and the articular disc (disc) between the two. There are also numerous muscles that assist in proper function of the TMJ.
The disc is sandwiched between the temporal bone and mandible and acts as a cushion between the two to prevent friction. Asymmetric tension of various muscles or misalignment of the temporal bone with the mandible can cause dysfunction in this joint causing symptoms such as pain, clicking in opening or closing of the mouth, jaw locking, difficulty chewing, ear aches and headaches. Some of the common causes of TMJ dysfunction are bruxism (grinding of teeth), dental extractions or other dental work, and external trauma or injury.
Effective Relief of Jaw Pain & Temporo-Mandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)
Osteopathy treatments can help alleviate symptoms of jaw pain, including:
- Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)
- Clicking of the jaw
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty chewing
Alleviate Jaw Pain While Enhancing Jaw Joint Mobility for Increased Comfort and Improved Functionality
Osteopathy is a Safe and Effective Form of Treatment for Jaw Pain
Can Osteopathy Help With Jaw Pain?
The aim of osteopathic treatment in TMJ dysfunction is to allow each portion of this intricate system to function optimally and in synchronicity. This may be achieved through gentle osteopathic techniques aimed at releasing the musculoskeletal areas that are restrictive or under tension.
Osteopathy offers relief for jaw pain and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) discomfort by employing gentle and targeted techniques to address musculoskeletal imbalances, promote jaw joint mobility, and alleviate tension, leading to improved comfort and functionality.
Treatment for Jaw Pain and Temporo-Mandibular Joint Pain begins with a thorough case history and assessment of your lifestyle and specific symptoms to determine the underlying cause of your pain. Your Osteopath practitioner will conduct specific tests and discuss your treatment options.
Your Personalized Treatment Plan
After a complete assessment, your practitioner will provide you with an individualized treatment program, which may include a combination of manual therapies, lifestyle recommendations, and patient education. Your plan may also include stretches and exercises you can perform from the comfort of your own home, so you can remain proactive during your recovery. In some cases, a referral to a specialist may be required.
Your First Treatment
During your first appointment, your practitioner will aim to provide gentle manual treatment to help alleviate your symptoms of pain and discomfort.