What is it?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It’s the joint that opens and closes the jaw and connects it to the skull. You’ll hear people talk about TMJ disorder or TMJ syndrome or just TMJ.
What should you expect from Springer PT?
First, we’ll find out what kinds of issues you’ve been having, and for how long. Then we’ll move to a physical assessment, including measuring the width of the jaw opening, how far your jaw will shift to the left and right, what kind of movement you have in general, and what’s painful. After the diagnosis, we’ll work to restore mobility and reduce pain by using methodologies like trigger point release, where we work directly on the problem area. Don’t worry — we’ll wear gloves and make sure you’re comfortable when we’re working inside your mouth to access the muscles.
Does this sound like you?
Whatever they call it, TMJ means any kind of jaw issue, like headaches, not being able to open your mouth widely, trouble chewing or talking. You might have tenderness on the jaw so badly that you can’t sleep on that side. Any of those can be a sign of issues with that particular joint.
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