Our physiotherapists at Precision Movement and Therapies in Winnipeg have the advanced training to treat your jaw pain.
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) involves the muscles for chewing and temporomandibular joint(s) (TMJ). TMD is a problem that comes from the joint and muscles of the body, affecting up to 25% of the general population. In the absence of trauma, the reason some people get TMD is unknown. That said, many patients respond well to a conservative treatment approach. Common symptoms of TMD
jaw pain with chewing, talking and yawning
clicking with jaw movement
intermittent locking on opening or closing
limited mouth opening that can be mild, moderate or severe
ear symptoms (ear pain, fullness and tinnitus)
headache (in the temple area)
TMD and Cervical Spine Pain Often associated with TMD is neck pain. Neck pain involves the muscles, facet joints, discs and nerves of the cervical spine. In the TMD population, neck pain is often overlooked as a source for headache, facial and ear pains. A common headache that originates from the neck is a cervicogenic headache. These headaches can be felt at the base of the head extending to the temple, forehead, and behind the eyes. Cervicogenic headache can mimic a migraine headache. You can also get a change in vision, nausea, loss of appetite, light sensitivity, dizziness, ear pain, ringing in the ear and even vomiting. If neck pain precedes the onset of migraine this could mean the source of the migraine is coming from the neck.
TMD and Cervical Spine Treatment Physiotherapiest offer evidence-based treatment for TMD and cervical spine disorders. Treatments can include: education, exercises, modalities and manual therapy, acupuncture and dry needling. These treatments can reduce or end your symptoms and improve your function. An oral appliance provided by the dentist may be necessary to manage grinding in your sleep.
During the initial evaluation, your physio will find out the source of your pain. They will then recommend what type of treatment options you have to meet your goals. You can expect open communication between your physiotherapist and your dentist, surgeon and/or doctor. TMD symptoms share similar symptoms with other common problems that may need input from other healthcare professionals. Patients could see an ophthalmologist (oculofacial pain), dentist (otalgia), ENT (sinusitis and allergies) and/or neurologist (migraine).
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