Jaw pain, jaw clicking and headaches are very common and annoying problems associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ Disorder).
The temporomandibular (jaw) joints are two of the most frequently used joints in the body, but probably receive the least amount of attention. Without these joints, we would be severely hindered when talking, eating, yawning, kissing, or sucking.
Physiotherapy is an effective way to treat and manage jaw pain and the contributing factors. Treatment can include:
When jaw pain is a result of stress, teeth grinding and clenching, physiotherapy treatment in conjunction with a dentist is very successful. Dentists can make night guards to reduce grinding and clenching teeth which in turn reduces pressure through the TMJ and thus reduces jaw pain.