Are you one of the many individuals suffering from jaw pain, headaches, or other discomfort related to your jaw’s function? You might be experiencing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), a condition affecting the jaw joint, commonly referred to as TMJ. These issues can manifest in various symptoms, from jaw fatigue and pain to limited jaw mobility and dizziness. If you’re seeking a way to regain your quality of life, physical therapy at Mountain Land Physical Therapy may be the answer you’ve been searching for.
Understanding TMD: Causes and Symptoms
TMD, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is an umbrella term encompassing a range of disorders affecting the TMJ, the jaw joint. Often, you’ll hear “TMD” and “TMJ” used interchangeably when discussing these conditions. Several factors can lead to TMD, including:
How Physical Therapy Helps TMD
Mountain Land Physical Therapy’s experts take a holistic approach to address your TMD:
- Posture Education: Improve your resting posture for lasting relief.
- Jaw Movement Improvement: Manual therapy enhances jaw mobility and reduces pain. Custom exercises strengthen jaw muscles and restore natural motion.
- Special Pain Treatments: Severe pain cases may involve electrical stimulation or ultrasound in addition to manual therapy.
- TMJ Exercises: Tailored exercises, designed by our TMJ Physical Therapists, provide personalized relief.
- TMD Symptoms: Include jaw fatigue, pain, headaches, limited jaw movement, and more.
- TMD Diagnosis: Our experts evaluate your condition, ensuring a comprehensive assessment.
- Treatment Approach: Dentists, oral surgeons, and physical therapists collaborate for effective treatment.
- Understanding the Cause: A specialized professional conducts a thorough initial evaluation, and additional team members may be involved if needed.
- First Physical Therapy Visit: Expect a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
Regain control over your life by contacting Mountain Land Physical Therapy today. Don’t let jaw pain and discomfort control your life. Contact us today to start your journey towards a healthier, pain-free future. Say goodbye to TMD-related pain and discomfort.