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TMJ (Jaw) Pain

(Temporomandibular Joint Pain and Dysfunction)

Jaw pain? We can help! At Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), we have physical therapists that specialize in treating TMJ (jaw) pain and dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction or syndrome describes the pain associated with injury or impairment to the jaw.

Symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction include:

  • Jaw clicking, popping, or snapping
  • Jaw locking
  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Ear pain
  • Neck/shoulder pain
  • Ringing in ears
  • Change in bite

If you feel that you are experiencing TMJ related pain, talk to your doctor or dentist and ask about physical therapy care.

Physical Therapy treatment at OPTI can include:

  • Education on pain
  • Education on how to modify your diet or activity level to decrease irritation
  • Manual therapy techniques to relax and stretch the jaw and neck
  • Education on relaxation techniques to decrease pain levels
  • Cardiovascular exercise

 

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