TMJ Treatment

TMJ, TMD, Jaw pain – what’s the difference?

The jaw (Temporomandibular Joint) is an area which can also be treated by Osteopaths and Physiotherapists at Calibrate. It’s an area that can often cause pain, clicking/locking, or refer pain to other areas. At Calibrate we always take a detailed approach to examination to fully understand the possible complex and varied causes of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). By examining the TMJ and all the ways in which the rest of the body can contribute to the function of the TMJ. In particular, we are interested in the muscles that attach between the jaw and the skull, and those beneath the jaw at the front of the neck.

Causes of TMD

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is the name given to dysfunctions of this joint, that can cause pain, clicking, locking (inability to open, or close the mouth), and even have secondary effects elsewhere in the body. Pain from TMD is usually felt in the area around the ear where the jaw connects to the rest of the head but can spread into the forehead, around the eyes, or into the neck. Temporomandibular Dysfunction can have multiple causes. This can be a fall or blow to the jaw, aggressive dentistry procedures, adverse muscle tension, stress and teeth grinding/clenching, or even bad posture – anything that disrupts the normal function or coordination of the multiple parts of the joint.


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