TMJ Pain (Jaw Pain)
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and jaw pain can be caused by:
- Problems with TMJ (like Dislocation of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket).
- Problems with the neck joints (like whiplash).
- Tight or weak muscles (often some are weak others tight) around the neck, jaw, shoulder and upper back.
- Nerve compression.
- Grinding or clenching the teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the TMJ
- Presence of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the TMJ
- Stress, which can cause a person to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth
So the first step is to determine the cause(s) of the pain. After a thorough examination, Bill Gallagher PT, CMT, CYT will provide some combination of:
- Integrative manual therapy (Osteopathy to address joint mobility & myofascial restrictions, Acupressure, Deep Tissue Massage)
- Therapuetic Yoga
- Tai Chi
- Meditation (if stress is causing or exacerbating the condition and client is interested)
- Prescriptive exercise (stretches, strengthening, self mobilization)
- Posture and body mechanics instruction
to treat neck pain holistically. ** Bill has treated virtually every type of jaw condition.**
Holistic physical therapist, Bill Gallagher PT, CMT, CYT, treats TMJ & jaw pain in New York City. His office is at 88th and Broadway and he makes home visits to the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of NYC.
Filed under: General Conditions