Dysfunctions of the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, can lead to pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint. Some symptoms include stiffness of the jaw muscles; limited movement or locking of the jaw; painful clicking/popping/grating with opening or closing the mouth; changes in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together; facial pain; neck pain; and even headaches. If you have any of these symptoms, then you are in the right place!
In the past, you may have been told “There isn’t much for you to do. Eat soft foods, don’t chew gum or ice cubes, and apply ice when you feel sore.” We take your TMJ symptoms much more seriously, and we know that TMJ issues can be treated successfully by a skilled Body Gears physical therapist.