TMJ disorder is a condition that is commonly overlooked and generally not comprehensively managed. This is due to a lack of awareness that very specific physiotherapy exists which can be extremely effective. As physiotherapists with special interest in TMJ related conditions, neck pain and headaches, we understand that an effective approach to managing TMJ disorder and face pain must include a multi-faceted approach including:
Assessment: Identifying the cause of your pain and symptoms and making a diagnosis is of paramount importance. On your first consultation, a full history will be taken to identify any previous incidents or episodes that may be contributing to your current situation. This will be followed by a thorough examination of your TMJ and surrounding muscles. Your general posture and your neck joints and muscles will also be examined. Examination of your neck may involve you removing clothing around the neck and upper back. A gown will be provided for you if necessary. Part of your assessment will include looking at your current sleeping position and your pillow. Since many TMJ conditions are worst at night, it’s important to ensure that your head and neck are in a well-supported position. Please bring your pillow with you for us to asses.
Treatment: Once we have established what is causing and contributing to your condition, treatment will begin and may include:
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