Jaw (TMJ) Pain?

Jaw pain, also known as Temporomandibular joint pain or dysfunction is an intermittent or chronic condition affecting the jaw.  Some clients may report symptoms such as pain around the jaw, tension and tenderness in the muscles of the jaw and jaw headaches.  Usually this is noticed during movements of the jaw such as talking, eating, yawning.

Osteopaths can assess the motion of the jaw and palpate the muscles of the jaw for tension and tenderness.  Treatment of TMJ pain by the osteopath can include:

  • Improving the motion of the TMJ.
  • Reducing tension in the muscles involved with the TMJ i.e. masseter, pterygoids, temporalis muscles.
  • Prescribe exercises to help with normalising TMJ movement.

Typically your osteopath will also assess your neck (cervical spine) and upper back (thoracic spine) and all the muscles around these areas to identify if these areas might be contributing to the complaint.

Your osteopath may also refer you to your dentist to an orthodontist for further dental assessment and investigation in some circumstances.

If you would like to find out more about how Osteopaths will assess and treatment TMJ disorders, please feel free to email info@principle4.com or call us on 03 9670 9290.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

 

 

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