TMJ Therapy

 

If you or someone you know has jaw pain, then this may be the answer. While a prescription is not necessary to receive treatment for temporomandibular joint discomfort (TMJD), many dentists and physicians refer their patients for treatment at our facility. We have such a high success rate in treatment of TMJ pain that we guarantee results within ten sessions! (Some people have become pain free in as little as five!)

To interview our TMJ expert, go to our Media Room.  We are available not only for newspaper, magazine, radio, and television interviews and talk shows, but for presentations to small and large groups as well.

 

A Holistic Treatment Approach

We realize that there are usually many factors contributing to TMJ pain. For this reason, we have developed an approach that addresses each individual’s lifestyle and habits. Specific exercises and stretches are emphasized and the client is encouraged to develop a greater awareness of activating and perpetuating factors in her or his life. We also strive to help empower our clients. As part of this mission, each client is educated in useful techniques that can be employed for effective self-treatment.

Manual therapy draws from a wide variety of techniques including acupressure, cranial-sacral therapy, intra-oral techniques, manual lymphatic drainage, medical massage, neuromuscular re-education, structural bodywork, therapeutic exercise, trigger point therapy and other physical therapy techniques. As certain postural irregularities are common perpetuating factors in people who suffer from TMJ pain, we strive to improve posture as a whole in addition to working locally to the neck and head area.

 

Symtoms of TMJD Can Include

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking or Popping of the Jaw
  • Locking of the Jaw
  • Recurring Headaches and Migraines
  • Ear “Stuffiness”
  • Tinnitis (Ringing in the Ears)
  • Earaches
  • Deep Ear Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Difficulty Opening the Mouth Wide
  • Pain in Biting Hard Foods
  • Fatigued Easily When Eating Chewy Foods
  • Numbness or Tingling in the Face and Mandible
  • Sensitive Teeth

Insurance, Flex Accounts and HSAs

Whiplash is often an activating factor for TMJD. . . . Though it may take years to develop to a level that it is unbearable. The earlier it is addressed, however, the less likely it is that there will be long lasting problems. If you have a history of TMJD and are in an auto accident, definitely get help as soon as possible.

If you are suffering from TMJD secondary to a motor vehicle accident or work-related injury, then the liability insurance should pay all your treatment expenses. Our facility will be happy to file directly with the insurance company.

Many organizations offer Flex Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts for dependent care and medical expenses. The employer withholds a portion of your paycheck and deposits it into a special tax-free account. You may use these funds to pay for medical massage with tax-free earnings. Contact your Human Resources personnel for more information.

For any other insurance, we advise you to check with your plan administrator to verify coverage.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.