(Westbrook & Windham clinics)
Does your jaw ever lock up? Do you ever experience jaw pain, pain with yawning, or have ringing and/or stuffiness in your ears? Do you experience headaches or neck pain? All of these symptoms can be caused by dysfunction of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) and can be extremely bothersome to everyday activity.
TMJ dysfunction is often under diagnosed or diagnosed but not treated correctly. If left untreated or treated incorrectly scar tissue can form which can cause permanent change and can only be corrected with surgery.
Just forward of your ears on both sides of your face sits your temporo-mandibular joints. These joints have a disk that sits in the center of the joint. Over time, poor posture can cause these disks can become out of place or misshaped. These disruptions can severely alter the mechanics of the joint and result in pain, clicking and/or locking of the joint. Fortunately, TMJ dysfunction responds well to physical therapy. By addressing postural imbalances, neck dysfunction and jaw alignment your TMJ pain can be a distant memory. Call our Westbrook or Windham clinic today to schedule your TMJ evaluation.