Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) or TMJ pain is used to describe people who suffer pain or dysfunction around the jaw. It may be associated with trauma, degeneration, clenching, click/popping or being unable to open your mouth ("Lock Jaw"). Its often associated with lifestyle factors including sleeping, eating, yawning, laughing and even stress. Some people may also have neck, upper back or shoulder pain and it is also commonly associated with headaches. There are so many factors associated with jaw pain that a thorough assessment and individualised treatment is required.
Some people also require rehabilitation following surgery which involves assessment of your jaw function and exercises to assist in restoring normal movements of the jaw.
Dave and Sean have both completed training and can assess and help you manage the problems you are having with your jaw. Book in to see how we might help.