Results Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists located in Gainesville & Fairfax, VA
TMJ disorders are one of the most common causes of chronic jaw, neck, and shoulder pain. At Results Physical Therapy in Gainesville and Fairfax, Virginia, trained physical therapists can help you manage your most debilitating TMJ symptoms. Physical therapy works to relieve muscle tension, reduce pain, and soothe inflammation. By working with a physical therapist, you can better understand your TMJ triggers and prevent future attacks. For help managing TMJ symptoms, call Results Physical Therapy or book an appointment online.
TMJ Q & A
What is TMJ?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. It allows you to talk and chew. The muscles that support your TMJ also tighten whenever you grind and clench your teeth.
These muscle contractions may trigger pain that travels throughout your skull and neck. TMJ problems can cause toothaches, earaches, shoulder pain, migraine headaches and more. TMJ disorders may result from a variety of factors, including:
- Jaw injuries
- Poor posture
- Dental problems
TMJ disorders can be truly debilitating. But physical therapy can relieve your pain by addressing the underlying problems affecting your jaw muscles.
How can physical therapy help with TMJ disorders?
TMJ disorders can stem from a variety of factors. You may develop TMJ issues after an injury or due to a chronic health condition. TMJ issues can have a wide range of triggers and symptoms.
When you receive care at Results Physical Therapy, your treatment begins with a complete review of your medical history and current symptoms. Your physical therapist will ask what symptoms you're experiencing and how long these symptoms have been going on. They may also ask about past injuries or health problems.
Next, your physical therapist works to create a comprehensive treatment program designed to address your individual needs. The physical therapists at Results Physical Therapy use many different therapeutic techniques to help patients find relief from their pain.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Exercises to improve posture, realign joints, and strengthen muscles
- Manual therapy to stretch your jaw and restore normal joint function
- Special pain treatments to ease severe symptoms
What results can I expect?
Each patient is different. Individual results may vary based on the severity of your symptoms and overall health. But the specialists at Results Physical Therapist work hard to help every patient find a treatment strategy that provides the results they're looking for.
Regular physical therapy sessions can help ease muscle tension, adjust misalignment in your neck and spine, and correct any underlying posture problems. Over time, most physical therapy patients experience significant improvement in their TMJ symptoms.
TMJ disorders can be painful and exhausting. But physical therapy can provide the relief you've been looking for. Call Results Physical Therapy today.
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