Looking for a TMJ Physio in Melbourne?
Our TMJ Osteopaths and TMJ physios have a special interest in head, face and jaw pain.
We understand that for many people with TMJ disorder (jaw pain), it is a particularly distressing disorder. They experience considerable pain, distress and interference in everyday life. The things such as opening your mouth to talk or eat can be excruciating or just impossible.
We see many patients who have had their TMJ problems for months or years. With the right treatment and expertise, even the most difficult cases of jaw pain can be helped.
At Premier Sports & Spinal Medicine, we have seen thousands of cases of TMJ Disorder.
Our team of TMJ osteopaths and TMJ physios will work together to ensure that you are getting the right treatment for you.
Our TMJ Physios are often asked to provide second opinions for longstanding and difficult cases, or as an alternative to surgery or dental appliances such as night splints ( read more here)
If your TMJ disorder is longstanding, complex or especially painful, we recommend an initial 60 minutes consultation for us to be able to fully assess and treat your jaw pain. Please inform the receptionist that you have a TMJ disorder when calling so the appropriate time can be allocated.
Temporomandibular disorders (Jaw Pain), commonly called TMJ, are characterised by pain in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues and limitation in jaw movements. Injury and other conditions that routinely affect other joints in the body such as arthritis also affect the temporomandibular joint. One or both joints may be involved and depending on the severity, can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, too, swallow and laugh.
While both men and women experience these disorders, the majority of those seeking treatment are women in their childbearing years. The ratio of women to men increases with the severity of symptoms, approaching 9 to 1 patients with major limitations in jaw movements and chronic, unrelenting pain
The jaw joint or TMJ, is a complex joint that undergoes thousands of movements every day. Many TMJ disorders have multiple causes that may include jaw muscle tension/spasm due to prolonged dental procedures, jaw muscle tension/spasm due to clenching teeth, overuse, or trauma, altered posture of the upper back, neck and head, neck problems such as at the next joint stiffness, poor dental alignment or trauma to head, neck or jaw.
The pain of TMJ disorders is often described as a dull, aching pain which comes and goes in the jaw joint and nearby areas. Some people however report no pain and still have problems using the jaws with activities such as eating, talking, laughing, and yawning.
Symptoms can include;
pain in the jaw muscles
pain in the neck and shoulders
jaw muscle stiffness
limited movement or locking of the jaw
ear pain or pressure
painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
a bite that feels “off”
Specialists recommend treating TMJ with the most conservative approaches possible, such as with TMJ Osteopathy or a TMJ Physio. Our TMJ Osteos and TMJ Physios have additional training and experience in the assessment and treatment of TMJ problems such as jaw pain.
These treatments relieve muscle spasm and improve joint alignment, thereby improving the ability of the jaw to open and close. Even when these disorders have become persistent, most patients do not need aggressive types of treatment such as surgery.
Call 9481 7794 to make an appointment or to speak to one of our consultants who can help you overcome TMJ disorder.
All initial appointments need to be 1 hour to allow a comprehensive assessment of your TMJ or Jaw pain.
Call 9481 7794 to book your initial assessment