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Jaw Pain

Jaw pain or TMJ disorders cause tenderness and pain in the temporomandibular joint This joint allows you to talk, chew and yawn.Pain and/or clicking with opening and closing the jaw. Often, TMJ syndrome is associated with painful biting, chewing, grinding of the teeth, and headaches. It can be caused by postural imbalances or direct trauma to the face or jaw. Postural imbalances cause excessive tightness and tension in the jaw. 

What Are The Causes Of Jaw  Pain?

 

Physical load work or repetitive stress  or play increase your risk for the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders. Some possible causes of pain or ache include:

  • Poor posture 
  • Repetitive Strain 
  • Trauma (direct and indirect) 
  • Jaw Muscle strain 
  • Jaw Muscle spasm 
  • Nerve compression or entrapment 

A thorough history and a comprehensive diagnosis are essential to determine the cause of Jaw pain. Other some useful investigations that may also be done where appropriate include:

  • X-rays of Jaw 
  • CT scan of Jaw 
  • Dental scan. 
  • Investigations for other possible causes 

How Can Jaw Pain Be Treated?

 

Our treatment decreases tightness in the tissues surrounding the jaw and mouth, eliminates pain and grinding, and restores optimal postural alignment to allow the jaw to work properly and smoothly . Some possible options for treatment of  include:

Jaw Pain treatment addresses acute and chronic pain. Complementary Therapy recommends that prevention should be consider to reduce or eliminate the recurrence of Jaw Pain.