TMD (jaw pain)
Do you have jaw pain, popping or difficulty opening? Do you dread going to the dentist because keeping your mouth open for procedures leads to increased stiffness and pain? Do you modify what you eat due to difficulty chewing tougher foods? Do you also struggle with headaches and/or neck pain?
TMD, or temporomandibular dysfunction, is a very common diagnosis that can be treated by a physical therapist. It is often correlated with jaw pain, facial pain, headaches and/or neck pain. Your therapist can assess all the areas leading to the restriction and dysfunction in your jaw. They will treat the areas as well as show you how to work on maintenance at home.
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