Tuesday
Dec222009

TMJ Dysfunction

What Is TMJ Dysfunction?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that attaches the jaw to the skull. Problems with the joint can arise from injury, inflammation, dislocation, clentching or grinding of the teeth, or stress.

What Kind of Symptoms May I Feel?

  • Your jaw may get locked or stuck in the open or closed position
  • Grating, popping, or clicking sounds when opening your jaw
  • Swelling of the cheeks
  • Pain around the joint area and ear when chewing, yawning, or talking
  • Headaches

How Can Inspirit Help Me?

At Inspirit Therapy Associates, we look at more than just your jaw. Our physical and occupational therapists focus on not only the structural problems that occur with TMJ dysfunction, but also the impact these issues have on daily activities. Through treatments including manual therapy, biofeedback, ultrasound, and lifestyle management strategies we are well equipped to assist you in taking control of your symptoms.  

Our therapists have specific training in the management of TMJ dysfunction and will work with your dentist and/or physician to develop a program for your unique symptoms.

At Inspirit Therapy Associates, we can help you manage your TMJ dysfunction. Contact us today.

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Contact Inspirit Therapy Associates

Phone: 920.338.9670
Fax: 920.338.9680
Email: feelbetter@inspiritpt.com

Or contact us by mail:

Inspirit Therapy Associates
3208 East River Drive
Green Bay, WI 54301

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