At The Therapy Network we utilize a team approach to treat Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions (TMJ) and facial pain. Physical therapy is an integral part of treating patients who suffer from pain in the jaw, head and neck.
If you are concerned you may be experiencing symptoms of TMJ, they can include:
- Jaw pain
- Facial pain
- Sinus pain
- Neck pain
- Ear pain
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Ear blockage
- Hearing loss
- Ear fullness
- Clinching of the teeth (bruxism)
- Pain in the teeth and gums
- Throat discomfort
Reduction of Pain
TMJ pain, TMD, facial pain, orofacial pain, and craniomandibular pain can all be managed and treated by our team approach. We involve everyone from the physical therapist, to your referring doctor, your dentist, and other healthcare providers in order to solve the problem at its core.
Treatment of orofacial pain is a specialization within orthopaedic physical therapy. At The Therapy Network you will be treated by therapists who have comprehensive training in this complex area. This includes being skilled in the treatment of muscle imbalances, trigger points, joint and cranial dysfunctions, breathing patterns, posture, and pain.
Physical therapists are experts in the evaluation and treatment of muscles, joints, and movement disorders. By treating all the jaw and facial muscles, the jaw joint, the neck, your posture, and restoring your breathing pattern, we restore muscle and joint functions. This will lead to an improved mouth opening, an an improved bite.
TMJ and Facial Pain Clinic
As part of our comprehensive approach, we conduct a specialized TMJ and facial pain clinic on a regular basis. Here you will be seen by a physician and a physical therapist at the same time. They will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your condition and tailor a treatment plan with you and specifically for you.