Physiotherapy for TMJ at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford
You use your jaw more than any other joint in your whole body. You use your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) to eat, talk, breathe, and for facial expressions. But sometimes, that important jaw joint starts to hurt, and if it doesn’t go away quickly, it becomes Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).
Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction
Many people think that jaw pain is the only symptom of TMJD, but that’s not the case. In fact, many people with TMJ Dysfunction don’t have pain at all. Other people have pain, but they also have other symptoms like:
- Clicking jaw
- Jaw makes a popping noise
- Jaw or teeth grind
- Not being able to open their mouth all the way
- The jaw deviates when opening – enough that you can see your mouth opening crooked in the mirror
- Not being able to clench the jaw fully
If you grind or clench your teeth, you are more likely to get TMJ Dysfunction. And that sets you up for jaw headaches, dizziness, ear pain, and even upper neck pain. Some TMJ patients have so much pain that they can’t eat, talk, or sing. And if you have ringing in your ears (Tinnitus), it might be from your TMJ dysfunction, too.
A TMJ Assessment at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford
Every case of TMJ is a little bit different. That’s why the process begins with a thorough assessment by your physiotherapist at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford. They then develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is likely to include several physiotherapy modalities.
At Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy, we take a multi-faceted approach to TMJ disorders. Your physiotherapist will treat both the inside and outside of your mouth to lessen the pain and spasms that make you so uncomfortable.
Physiotherapy effectively treats TMJ disorder and related conditions like neck pain and headaches. So, call us today to make an appointment. Get a full assessment of your jaw pain to see how much relief you can get from TMJ therapy at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford.