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What is TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, better known as TMD or TMJ, is the common cause for facial pain, pain with chewing/eating, and difficulty opening your mouth. Did you also know that it can be the source of headaches, neck pain, and even dizziness? Oftentimes patients experience all the latter symptoms without the jaw pain. If you clench or grind your teeth, TMD may be a source of your neck pain or headaches. Physical therapy for TMD (TMJ) conditions can help reduce muscle tension, manage pain, and reduce painful jaw clicking/popping. These highly trained Physical Therapists can help address any specific posture or muscle weakness that may be underlying TMD conditions.

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