Do you suffer from jaw pain? Does your jaw click, locks open or closed? It’s likely you are suffering from TMJ pain. (TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint) is the hinge-like joint that connects your upper and lower jaw bones. This complex joint is a series of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones that move your jaw forward, backward and side to side. TMJ pain or issues, affects about 20 to 30% of the adult population, occurring more commonly in women and those between the ages of 20 and 40 years old.
TMJ is the most common cause of persistent jaw pain, clicking and popping or lack of jaw motion. It can result in jaw pain or dysfunction, earaches and headaches and facial pain.
The foundation of the issue is usually a combination of many different causes, which are interacting and straining each other contributing to muscle tightness and dysfunction.
Pain in the hands or wrists is more common than ever, thanks to the prevalence of smartphones and computer-focused work environments. An accurate diagnosis is vital to the correct management of your wrist pain. Most wrist injuries respond well to Physiotherapy and Myotherapy treatment and early intervention is important in order for the best possible outcome.
How can we help with your TMJ Jaw pain?
Thrive Health can provide a holistic approach as we feel that is the most effective treatment to relieve the muscles around the joint, ease your discomfort and help improve the motion of your TMJ joint.
Our TMJ Chiropractors provide an extensive diagnosis to find out if the symptoms you are experiencing are a jaw problem or if they are stemming from something else. With the correct assessment, we are able to tailor the jaw pain and TMJ treatment recommended for you, whilst also supporting you to reach and maintain optimal health. Treatment focuses on relieving tension in the muscles around the joints, using trigger point therapy to alleviate the jaw pain associated with TMJ.