Find Relief from TMJ Pain at Holland Physical Therapy

TMJ Pain

Are you experiencing jaw pain, ringing in your ears, or unexplained headaches or dizziness? If you have any of those symptoms, and it is also difficult for you to open your mouth to eat or talk,  you might be suffering from TMJ.

What is TMJ?

TMJ is a joint disorder and a common condition that limits the natural movements of the jaw. TMJ affects more than ten million patients in the United States every year and is most often diagnosed in patients between 20 to 40 years old.

TMJ, and the pain associated with it, can be caused by poor posture, jaw clenching, poor teeth alignment, or lockjaw, which is when the muscles around the jaw spasm, impacting your ability to open your mouth.

Below you will find some of the most common symptoms of TMJ.

  • Jaw pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Jaw fatigue
  • Difficulty opening your mouth to eat or talk
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Popping sounds in your jaw

Most patients will visit their dentist at the onset of TMJ pain. To receive a diagnosis of TMJ, your dentist will most likely take X-rays. After you are diagnosed with TMJ, your dentist may recommend physical therapy as a treatment option.

Treating your TMJ pain at Holland Physical Therapy

It may sound strange to receive physical therapy as treatment for TMJ pain, but a good physical therapist may be able to help you find relief.

Our team at Holland Physical Therapy can help with your pain management as well as put together a treatment plan to help you regain normal movement and offer self-care tips you can do at home.

Based on the severity of your condition, one of our therapists will customize a treatment plan to help you find relief. Once you start treatment, our therapy staff will work with you every step of the way.

If you live in or near Holland, Michigan and are suffering from TMJ pain. Holland Physical Therapy would like to help you find relief. Call or come visit our clinic to schedule an initial consultation today.