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Physical Therapy Treatments for TMJ

Consider adding physical therapy to your dental treatment for the best results for your TMJ Disorder.

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TMJ Specialist

Kim recognized that at least one or more TMJ symptoms affects around 50-75% of the population. She collaborates with various dentist offices in the community who also see patients with TMJ symptoms. The TMJ has primarily been treated by dentists in the past with the application of an appliance that prevents the patient from grinding or clenching their teeth. However, since there are few physical therapists that are skilled in treating TMJ Disorder, Kim took it upon herself to start our program here at Pinnacle Physical Therapy. She is super passionate about helping these patients because they sometimes have pain when speaking, chewing, and swallowing among other daily functions; this negatively affects their quality of life!

 

Kim has been trained in the evaluation and treatment of TMJ and the adjacent areas associated with TMJ Disorder including the cervical spine, as well as pain from headaches and/or poor posture, stiffness in the neck and upper back, and muscle weakness.  She looks forward to continuing to provide physical therapy services in the Little Rock area to these patients.  She is passionate about reducing their pain and restoring function to the individuals suffering from symptoms related to this joint. 

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Combine Physical Therapy With Your Dental Care

Do you suffer from TMJ Disorder? Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a painful condition that affects the jaw joints and the muscles surrounding them. If you're looking for relief, you may benefit from our TMJ physical therapy treatment options in Little Rock. These can be used in conjunction with your dental treatments for a comprehensive treatment plan. 

What is TMJ?

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a common condition that affects the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. TMJ can be caused by many factors such as trauma, arthritis, misalignment of the teeth, and stress. People who experience TMJ in Little Rock, AR seek help from our specialty physical therapy treatments and our collaboration with your dentist to manage their symptoms. 

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Headaches

Pain Behind the Eyes or Unexplained Tooth Pain

tmj disorder can cause locking of the jaw

Locking of the Jaw

tmj disorder can cause dizziness

Dizziness

Earaches, Congestion or Ringing in the Ears

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Pain When Chewing

What are the symptoms of TMJ?

TMJ causes a wide variety of symptoms in the head, neck, and jaw areas that can be minor to severe in their level of pain and discomfort. These symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Pain Behind the Eyes or Unexplained Tooth Pain
  • Earaches, Congestion or Ringing in the Ears
  • Locking of the Jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Pain When Chewing
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What are common
causes of TMJ Disorder?

The exact cause of TMJ is not always known, but there are a few common factors that can lead to the development of the condition. These include:

  • Poor Posture
  • Neck and Upper Back Joint or Muscular Dysfunction
  • Trauma or Whiplash
  • Tooth Alignment / Bit Clenching or Grinding
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Habits Such as Nail Biting

How can physical therapy help treat TMJ Disorder?

If you're suffering from any of these symptoms, it's important to seek help. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available to help treat TMJ. In Little Rock, Arkansas, our physical therapy clinic has proven treatment options for TMJ Disorder sufferers. Our physical therapy specialists in Little Rock can provide a variety of treatment methods to help relieve pain and improve range of motion in the jaw, neck, and shoulder muscles. 

Get Help for Your TMJ Today!

Ultimately, treatment of TMJ should be tailored to each individual’s needs based on their specific condition. Combining physical therapy with other treatment options can provide the most effective results for managing TMJ pain and restoring comfort and function. If you are suffering from TMJ in Little Rock, AR, contact our physical therapy specialists today to discuss your treatment options.

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