TMJ are initials that stand for Temporomandibular Joint. The temporomandibular joint is located in the jaw and consists of a hinge and a slide. The bones connected to the TMJ have cartilage and a disc between them. These absorb shock and keep the movement of the jaw working smoothly. If either or both of these become worn or dislocated, damage ensues. Any injury to this area can put it out of whack. This can be irritating at the least and extremely painful at worst. Physical Therapy is an effective treatment for this disorder. Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa offers the services of experienced Physical Therapists who evaluate and treat TMJ Disorder regularly. We have practical knowledge about treatment for the pain of TMJ Disorder for patients in Passaic County NJ and surrounding area locations.
How Is TMJ Disorder Treated?
TMJ Disorder is often treated with medication to ease pain. In extreme cases, surgery is required. But before considering either of these solutions, Physical Therapy is an alternative. To start it can be treated with simple heat and ice. Ultrasound application is also effective. Our Physical Therapy staff treat TMJ Disorder by offering exercises that stretch and strengthen the jaw muscles.
TMJ Disorder can cause severe pain in the neck or ear, and it can cause headaches. These symptoms may result in a locked jaw, difficulty opening the jaw, biting problems, and clicking or popping when you bite. Physical Therapy treatment can help avoid these issues.
Physical Therapy For TMJ Disorder
Our experienced staff at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa uses the latest techniques to treat your TMJ Disorder. We can determine the root cause of your TMJ Disorder and recommend physical therapy applications to treat it. If you suffer pain in your jaw from a locked jaw, difficulty opening the jaw, biting problems, and clicking or popping noise when biting, you should seek treatment. Call Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa and consult with a member of our staff about your concerns. Our goal is always to ease your discomfort and treat the cause of it without medication or surgery. We can be reached at (862) 239-1768.