Jaw Pain or TMJ

Jaw Pain or TMJ

The Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ jaw may cause many common symptoms in and around the jaw and head when injured or dysfunctional, including:

  • Jaw pain
  • Headache
  • Jaw noises – clicking, cracking popping crunching grating
  • Ear pain
  • Locked jaw or difficult opening the mouth

These symptoms are common to other structures in the head region and can be easily over looked. Therefore, it is important to have expert accurate diagnosis based on a detailed assessment of the head, neck and jaw area to establish the cause of your symptoms.

Treatment of the jaw may include:

  • Hands on joint mobilisations
  • Massage and dry needling of the muscles including intra-oral release
  • Exercise therapy
  • Posture correction and advice
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Relaxation and advice