TMJ/OROFACIAL PAIN

Clifton
(862) 249-1330
A: Clifton Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
1373 Broad Street Suite 202, Clifton, NJ 07013
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Maywood
(201) 880-7787
A: Maywood Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
119 E. Passaic St Maywood, NJ 07607
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Emerson
(201) 523-9778
A: Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
45 Emerson Plaza East #102, Emerson, NJ 07630
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Bergenfield
(201) 338-4053
A: Bergenfield Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
253 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Physical Therapy for TMJ pain (Temporomandibular Disorders) in Clifton, New Jersey

TMJ treatment is a very complex area- when it’s affected individuals may suffer from pain, tightness, weakness and headaches. TMJ rehab therapists in New Jersey help coordinate the function of chewing, swallowing and the stabilization of one's neck spine as well as shoulder girdle due to their joint dysfunction.

TMJ can affect patients in various ways - not being able chew without experiencing any sort of discomfort or cracking/audible noise opening/closing mouth; suffering migraines & muscle aggravation throughout the body because of this disorder.

ANATOMY/FUNCTION

The TMJ joint is one of the most important joints in your body. It connects and supports your jaw to skull, which means it's vital for everything from chewing food to swallowing water without choking!

MUSCLES:

  • Opening – inferior head of lateral pterygoid, anterior digastric, mylohyoid.
  • Closing – masseter, anterior and middle temporalis, medial pterygoid, superior head lateral pterygoid.
  • Protrusion – bilateral contraction of the lateral pterygoid.
  • Retrusion – middle and posterior temporalis, posterior portion of masseter.
  • Laterotrusion – ipsilateral middle and posterior temporalis, contralateral inferior head lateral pterygoid.

LIGAMENTS:

  • Temporomandibular ligament
  • Stylomandibular ligament
  • Oto-mandibular ligaments
  • Discomalleolar ligament
  • Anterior malleolar ligament

The muscles in your jaw are one of the strongest and most important muscle groupings you have. They're responsible for mastication, or chewing- an essential part of healthy digestion! The load transferred through your TMJ joint can exceed 200 pounds when opening and closing your mouth up to 600 times a day, so if it's been bothering you lately then there is always something that we might be able to do about it here at our office in Clifton NJ Ave.

SYMPTONS/CAUSES

There are many symptoms of TMJ pain, but stress is the leading cause. The muscles in your mouth and teeth can stretch or get too tight, causing them to fatigue more easily. Stressful life events like marriage breakups or job losses often lead people to have difficulty biting down with their back teeth because they're used to using their front teeth for these types of stressful situations- when you do this enough it ends up affecting both sets of molars on either side!

  • Fatigue in the face
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pain or discomfort biting
  • Toothaches
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Earaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Pain, tightness, and tenderness in the jaw, neck of face
  • Clicking, popping or grinding sounds when opening or closing the mouth

DIAGNOSIS

Our Physical Therapy Near Clifton center, we have extensive experience treating TMJ pain. Based on a functional evaluation we create an individual tmj treatment bergen county plan.

An effective way to treat symptoms of TMD is by releasing specific muscles outside and inside the face that are responsible for this condition with deep connections in neck muscle groups as well as other related areas such as headaches which will also be dealt with accordingly during your appointment at our state-of-the art facility near Passaic close to you!

Comprehensive TMJ Pain Treatment in New Jersey

The TMJ Center of NJ offers a variety of treatments for muscular joint pain. We have extensive experience treating TMJD and can create an individual treatment plan based on your functional evaluation. When you come in for your consultation, we will assess the severity level and type as well as any other potential sources that may be contributing to the problem such as overuse or stress from activities like chewing gum too much. Our goal is not only to provide relief but also ensure tmj treatment nj returns by strengthening sore muscles with targeted exercise routines so they don't go out again!