We specialise in treatments for TMJ Pain / Jaw pain
TMJ Pain Treatment
Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals utilises a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating techniques such as manual therapy, exercises, and patient education to effectively manage TMJ pain, improve jaw functionality, and promote overall well-being.
Let's treat your TMJ Pain
Increase stability and improve alignment of the jaw.
TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint – the joint that connects your jaw to your skull.
Disorder or dysfunction of the TMJ involves inflammation, internal structural changes (internal derangement) or degeneration of the joint, or it may be due to an imbalance or over-activity of the jaw muscles, commonly involving muscles of the cervical spine too.
Pain in this joint can be common and can be caused by a number of factors.
Some common causes are:
Muscle spasm can cause significant pain and limitation of movement of the jaw. Dental procedures, where the mouth has been held open for extended periods of time, can cause stress, bruxism and postural dysfunction.
Prolonged cervical protraction, which occurs with poor or stress-related posture, can cause swelling, pain and gradual degeneration of the discs, causing discomfort in the jaw.
The injury may be a blow to the jaw or a fall onto the chin. Treatment can assist with mobilisation of the TMJ and restoring function without pain.
Stress can cause clenching of the jaw, and you may not even know it is occurring. Aggravating activities such as resting your chin on the hand, pencil chewing, wide mouth yawning and nail biting can also cause pain over time. As well as physical treatment, stress management, sleep assessment and diet modification may also assist.
By educating our patients on how to treat pain, we can actually help you prevent it in the future.
Solutions for everyone
It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct TMJ pain treatment is given
TMJ Pain Treatment may involve:
TMJ Pain Point Cook Physical
Here's what to expect from a TMJ Pain treatment with us.
Here at Point Cook Physical, we believe in providing a thorough and comprehensive assessment at the start of each new session. Our TMJ pain therapists will then develop a safe, bespoke and effective treatment plan that’s specifically tailored to your needs, goals and lifestyle. Through a variety of exercise routines and relaxation techniques, our aim is to:
TMJ pain treatment is a drug-free and surgery-free path to relieve you from your aches and pains, help you recover from illness and stay healthy.