Altea Wellness Services

TMJ

Jaw joint dysfuction

We can help with TMJ

Jaw joint dysfunction is a commonly unrecognized cause of headaches, facial pain or earaches. Painful clicking, reduced range of motion, or uneven movement are signs of a problem in your TMJ.

TMJ dysfunction can result from injury to the joint, misalignment of the jaw, poor head and neck posture, arthritis, and stress which can cause clenching or grinding of the teeth. Grinding and clenching puts a lot of force on the joint and causes tight muscles in the jaw.

The goal for treatment of TMJ dysfunction is to reduce pain and restore normal movement. Several methods are used to achieve these goals including; exercises, muscle release techniques, joint mobilizations, acupuncture, certain modalities, and stress reduction education.