TMJ Pain Relief and Treatment in London, Ontario

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TMJ symptoms, causes, and treatment options

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The temporomandibular joint is formed by the head of the mandibular condyle and the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone of our skull. There is a cartilage disc between the bones.

Temporomandibular joint pain syndrome is the most common disorder affecting our Jaw bone and eating. This condition presents with pain, decreased jaw motion, locked jaw due to severe muscle spasm and joint noise or crepitus. It can be accompanied by ear pain, headache and neck pain.

It is a common but misunderstood muscular pain disorder involving pain referred from small, tender trigger points within the Chewing muscles in or near the area of pain.

TMJ Pain and Dysfunction

Common Causes of TMJ Pain and Dysfunction

Common causes include,

  • Muscle tension, often caused by stress or clenching of teeth, can contribute to TMJ pain
  • Fatigue or spasm in the chewing muscles
  • Unconscious grinding of teeth which increase the wear and tear on the cartilage lining of the TMJ
  • Habitual gum chewing or yawning
  • Fingernail biting, abnormal teeth alignment
  • Trauma to the jaws
  • Stress
  • Occupational tasks such as holding the telephone between the head and shoulder

Jaw Pain
Is my Jaw Pain Treatable

Is my Jaw Pain Treatable?

A physiotherapist can also be able to tell you if this vertigo is cervical spine related or not.

Yes, in most of the cases the physiotherapist can offer effective treatment to manage your TMJ problems. Different treatment options are available and the physiotherapist can give you informed knowledge of which one will best suit your needs. (Book an Appointment)

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