What is TMJ Dysfunction?
TMJ, or the Temporomandibular Joint, is the hinge that connects your jawbone to your frontal bones of you skull. Dysfunction of this joint can cause a lot of pain in the jaw and the surrounding muscles.
Signs that you may have TMJ Dysfunction:
- Difficulty Eating
- Difficulty chewing
- Pain in Jaw
- Clicking or popping sound when moving the jaw
- Locking up of the jaw when opening or closing
- Inability to open your mouth all the way
Physical Therapy can help with your jaw pain as we use different methods to strengthen, retrain, and work with these muscles to properly function. With Synergy, you will engage in different levels of exercise with the jaw and learn how to properly stretch the muscles to regain functioning and proper range of motion. We also can engage in manual therapy to help with pterygoid release, as well as options for dry needling if seen fit.