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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? If you clench or grind your teeth, TMJ pain may be a source of your neck pain or headaches. TMJ can result from a variety of factors including posture, stress, previous dental history, foods, teeth grinding, previous injury, and arthritis. TMJ is a multifactorial condition and it takes a skilled professional to parse out what's most contributing. That's where Agile Physical Therapy can help!

Understanding TMJ Pain:

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, commonly known as TMD or TMJ, is a leading cause of facial pain, chewing difficulties, and restricted mouth opening. TMJ pain can also manifest as headaches, neck pain, and dizziness. Factors such as posture, stress, dental history, teeth grinding, previous injuries, and arthritis contribute to this multifaceted condition.

Causes of TMJ Pain:

TMJ pain can arise from various factors, including poor posture, stress, neck or upper back dysfunction, and dental issues such as grinding, clenching, or malalignment. Agile Physical Therapy emphasizes a comprehensive evaluation, considering the entire upper body to identify contributing factors. Our skilled physical therapists differentiate diagnoses through personalized assessments, reviewing materials from your doctor and formulating shared care plans.

How can physical therapy help?

Physical therapy is a conservative and holistic approach for TMJ pain. It can help reduce muscle tension, manage pain, and reduce painful jaw clicking/popping. Our highly trained physical therapists will ask you about your medical and dental history, your current lifestyle, and future goals. They will do an extensive upper body evaluation to assess all the factors that may be underlying your TMJ pain. Included in this will be an assessment of your jaw mobility, strength, and coordination. Additionally, they will outline an exercise program with you that usually consists of stretching, strengthening, and coordination exercises. You therapist will check your form and answer any questions before sending you home with information on how to access your specific program online. 

Agile's Unique Approach:

Agile Physical Therapy stands out in treating TMJ pain by avoiding aimless online searches and providing personalized care. Our therapists listen to your concerns, inquire about your pain, lifestyle, and activities, differentiating diagnoses not easily achieved online. We incorporate materials from your doctor and consider factors like jaw mobility and strength to formulate tailored care plans.

Take Control of Your TMJ Pain:

Don't let TMJ pain impact your daily life. Agile Physical Therapy offers a conservative approach without the need for medications or expensive treatments. Our evidence-based exercises empower you to manage current jaw pain and reduce the risk of future injury. Request an appointment with our trained physical therapists today and take the first step towards comprehensive TMJ pain relief.

TMJ pain can affect your daily life in an impactful way. You don't need to live with it and you don't need medications or expensive treatments. Take the conservative approach that will last.

At Agile Physical Therapy, we view you beyond your injury, understanding how it affects your life. Our dedicated team works with you to achieve your goals, providing the best in the business when it comes to TMJ pain management. Learn why Agile is your partner in holistic, effective, and lasting TMJ pain relief.

At Agile Physical Therapy we don’t look at you as your injury, we see you for how your injury has affected your life. We will work with you to achieve your goals. Learn why Agile is the best in the business.
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