Jaw pains are no fun. Are they a sign of serious issues? Or is it simply a grinding matter that’s easily solved?
As one of Melbourne’s leading injury clinics in the northern suburbs; we provide care to all local Reservoir residents and surrounding communities including Bundoora, Rosanna, Fairfield, Watsonia, Heidelberg, Coburg, Heidelberg Heights, Macleod West, Preston, Thomastown & Thornbury.
Before our practitioners can determine the appropriate solution for your specific jaw pain treatment plan, they will thoroughly assess you with standard medical, Orthopedic and special Osteopathic tests.
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) allows the mandible (jaw bone) to connect to the skull and allows for biting and chewing and talking.
Temporomandibular joint disorder is a term that covers any kind of pain involving the main joint connecting the jaw to the skull or any of the muscles surrounding the joint.
This disorder is often divided into 3 categories:
Pain can often be a dull ache that may travel into the face or neck and can also involve painful clicking, locking or popping of the jaw. The range of the joint may also be limited with a disorder present and my not allow the patient to fully open their mouth.
Pain in the area can be caused by a number of reasons. Issues with the joint itself can often causing locking or clicking that is associated with pain.
A hypermobile or hypermobile jaw may contribute to pain, although common causes of TMJ disorder occur due to trauma, teeth grinding and stress.
A clinical assessment along with thorough history taking is needed to determine the cause of the disorder. Jaw Pain Treatment is found to be effective using the following modalities: