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Understanding Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder

When your jaw is in pain, countless everyday activities are suddenly spoiled by unbearable discomfort. For many people, however, sudden jaw pain is completely unexpected. Plenty of patients with TMJ disorder will have never heard of it prior to their diagnosis. So… what is it, then?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), connects the mandible (jaw bone) to the skull, allowing for chewing, talking, and biting. Temporomandibular joint disorder refers to any kind of pain that involves the main joint connecting these bones together, or any of the other muscles that surround the joint. This may be due to a degenerative joint disease, derangement of the internal joint, or overall pain and dysfunction within the muscle.

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Symptoms of TMJ Jaw Pain

TMJ disorder can be experienced in drastically different ways. Each patient will report their own series of symptoms depending on the specific cause behind their pain.

It is incredibly common for patients to experience symptoms such as general jaw pain, which may feel like a dull ache and could travel into the face or neck.

You may also feel painful clicking, locking, or popping of the jaw, which can cause unexpected bursts of discomfort throughout the day. Other symptoms may include headaches, toothaches, difficulty eating or speaking, and an inability to fully open your mouth. TMJ disorder can significantly impact the range of motion in the joint itself.


Common Causes of Jaw Pain

If you’ve recently experienced any kind of injury or trauma to the jaw itself, then it is natural for TMJ disorder to develop. This jaw pain is a natural and treatable consequence of the prior damage.
Anatomical Deformities
Sometimes, your body is structured abnormally from both. Deformities within the jaw or conditions such as a hypermobile jaw can lead to TMJ disorder.
Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding is often involuntary and commonly happens when you’re asleep and unaware of your action. However, this gnashing and clenching of the teeth can strain the jaw and lead to TMJ pain.
Naturally, degeneration or weaknesses within the jaw can lead to pain and other conditions developing. One common cause of jaw pain is jaw arthritis.
Stress Factors
Sometimes, TMJ disorder can develop as a result of factors that seem entirely unrelated. Physical and emotional stress can both take their toll on our bodies, and jaw pain is a possible outcome.
Dental Work
If you’ve recently undergone dental work, this may be the underlying cause of your jaw pain. Drastic dentistry can cause side effects, and developing TMJ disorder is one possible outcome.


Treatment Solutions For Jaw Pain

Just as all symptoms are unique for every patient, treatment should be just the same!

TMJ disorder treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all arrangement. To deliver the best results possible, your healthcare provider will need to thoroughly assess the individual specifics of your jaw pain and build a tailored, custom treatment plan moving forward. Depending on the cause of your pain and your associated symptoms, there is a broad range of treatment options readily available to help sort your jaw pain out for good. The aim is not just to numb the pain or provide brief relief, but instead to treat the problem at its root and protect your ongoing health for years to come. Your jaw pain treatment plan could include any of the following:

Heat therapy
Dry needling

Joint mobilisation

Lifestyle changes, such as decreased jaw use

Stretches and exercises
Digital Ischemic Pressure

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Why Choose Modern Medicine

Nowadays, you can find every single local clinic in your area with just a click of your fingers. Finding the perfect clinic to treat your jaw pain might seem like an impossible task, but at the end of the day, you just need to find a place that you can trust.
So, why should Modern Medicine be your healthcare provider of choice?
Highly Skilled Team

Choose experience above all else. The Modern Medicine team is made up of highly skilled healthcare providers with years of collective experience under their belts. When you come to Modern Medicine, you can trust that you’re in safe hands.

Wide Range of Services

The greatest benefit of coming to Modern Medicine for your healthcare needs is that you will be able to receive whatever form of treatment you need. With a variety of treatment techniques, services, and equipment readily available, we can treat everything from jaw pain to foot pain.

Tailored Care

No two patients are the same. That’s the Modern Medicine philosophy, and this is precisely why we strive to deliver personalised treatments fitted to the unique needs and preferences of each patient.

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Book an Appointment Today to End Your Jaw Pain

TMJ disorder can make essential aspects of life painfully difficult. Eating, chewing, and biting can all become extremely uncomfortable. Nobody deserves to go through life with such crucial functions causing them distress. Don’t wait another day – book an appointment at Modern Medicine to discuss your jaw pain with someone who can help. Our experienced Myotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists in Ballarat are looking forward to meeting you and discovering how we can best support your health goals.

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