Manage TMJ dysfunction & Jaw Pain with Recovery Rehab Physio
Jaw pain, referred to as Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), is a prevalent problem, but it remains widely misinterpreted by dental and medical professionals. Although people usually feel the discomfort or clicking in the jaw joint, the underlying issue often originates from a neighboring part of the body. Recovery rehab physio at Westmead can provide expert guidance on TMJ, deliver hands-on therapies to alleviate jaw tension and discomfort, and recommend exercises to alleviate enduring TMJ-related problems.
At Recovery Rehab Physiotherapy, we take pride in offering a diverse array of comprehensive physiotherapy services, delivering top-notch TMJ Physiotherapy in Sydney. We’ve observed that jaw problems often connect with tightness in the neck and restrictions in other body areas. Consulting with a holistic physiotherapist who considers your entire body is crucial for sustained relief.Our Clinic provides care for Neck pain sufferers in the local Westmead area as well as the surrounding suburbs of Parammata, Mayshill, Wentworthville, and Sevenhills.
What Causes TMJ dysfunction & Jaw Pain ?
Jaw joint problems may arise from a range of factors such as injuries, extended jaw-opening during dental procedures, teeth clenching or grinding, misalignment of upper and lower teeth, tooth loss, TMJ arthritis, neck posture, stress, resting your chin on your hand, jaw joint disc issues leading to clicking or locking, and muscle-related problems affecting jaw movement.
What are the Symptoms TMJ dysfunction & Jaw Pain ?
Possible “clicking” or “noise” when moving the jaw
Dull pain in the jaw even when not in use
Jaw stiffness, often more noticeable in the morning
Pain when chewing, clenching, or yawning.
May be linked to bruxism, abnormal teeth clenching
Sensation of poor jaw alignment (malocclusion)
Pain that can extend into the side or back of the head (parietal or occipital regions)
Discomfort in and around the ear, occasionally at the front
Assessment for TMJ Dysfunction & Jaw Pain Physiotherapy at Westmead
At Recovery Rehab, Westmead, Principal Physiotherapist Sujanya Iyengar, begins the assessment process for Jaw Pain by attentively listening and setting clear treatment goals. She starts by doing a whole-body assessment from head-to-toe of nerves, muscles, joints, spine, flexibility, and strength to identify any underlying biomechanical problems. She then compiles a comprehensive list of potential causes and systematically tests each one to determine the most effective treatment, aiming for substantial improvement (30-50%). Ultimately, she identifies the primary contributing factor, often referred to as the ‘driver,’ in the patient’s condition.
This enables her to create a tailored treatment plan to relieve your Jaw pain and improve your functional mobility.
TMJ dysfunction & Jaw Pain Physiotherapy treatment at Westmead
Our Physiotherapisttailor’s various treatments based on the assessment and test results to your specific symptoms, aiming to reduce pain, swelling, muscle tension, and restore jaw function and alignment. Addressing associated neck pain and improving neck posture is also important.
These treatments encompass:
Utilizing soft tissue massage and trigger point therapy to reduce tension in the rotator cuff muscles and sustain tissue mobility.
Employing joint mobilization techniques to enhance joint alignment and minimize the risk of impingement.
Implementing strengthening and stabilizing exercises, both in the treatment room and as part of home care, which play a crucial role in this phase.
Advising on activity modification for daily routines and work activities.
At our Clinic we adopt Recovery Rehab Treatment Plan a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach, drawing from specialized areas like Physiotherapy (Ridgway Method), Craniosacral therapy, and Visaral manipulation. Our treatments encompass specific modalities ranging from Myofascial Release, Dermo-Neuro Modulation, and Trigger Point Dry needling to Lymphatic Drainage and Immune System Boost. It’s important to recognize that each individual’s circumstances are unique.
As part of the recovery rehab process, we actively involve clients in homework, exercises, and strategies to support their recovery at home. Our primary objective is to provide enduring relief and enhance your overall quality of life. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a Jaw that’s free from pain.
Individuals dealing with TMJ disorders, including symptoms like jaw pain, tension, clicking, or locking, can find relief through TMJ physiotherapy. Our TMJ physiotherapy methods offer effective solutions for immediate and lasting jaw pain relief. If you believe TMJ physiotherapy could assist you, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at Recovery Rehab today.
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