Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with TMJ, many more suffer un-diagnosed.
Symptoms range from mild jaw pain to extreme tightness, heightened muscular sensitivity and lockjaw in extreme cases. This disorder is known to cause headaches, cluster-headaches and migraines.
Clenching and Grinding Teeth is a major cause of TMJ.
Doctors whom have patients in pain from Clenching or Grinding teeth, commonly refer to dentists with hopes of treating TMJ(temporomandibular joint) Disorder. To save teeth, dentists correctly prescribe mouth guards, but mouth guards do not stop the pain and dysfunction created by this disorder. TMJ can also cause the affects of Thoracic-Outlet-Syndrome(TOS)
Our therapists help alleviate the effects of both TMJ and TOS by applying manual therapy directly to the pathway of the Thoracic Outlet. Sessions will include taking pressure off of the Jaw, Neck, Upper Back and Shoulders.