TMJ PAIN AND HEADACHES
HOW TO REDUCE TMJ PAIN, CLICKING AND HEADACHES
—WITHOUT TAKING PAINKILLERS OR UNDERGOING SURGERY.
Do you ever experience difficulty yawning or chewing due to pain? Possible clicking and locking in the jaw area when you open and close your mouth? How about neck pain, head aches or ringing in the ears? These symptoms can all be caused by TMJ disorder. If you have these symptoms, it's very tempting to think that it will go away on its own.
You might attribute it to having just slept funny, recent stress or a small irritation recently from eating. You can't figure out the specific reason why it happened—but it isn't going away! TMJ pain is one of the most devious pains because it's on your face and is almost impossible to not focus on! It can affect you while, eating, talking or while simply doing work at the computer.
If that's happening to you, you are not alone: we hear a similar story all the time. In fact, TMJ is a specialty area that we treat at Skyline Physical Therapy in our Wyckoff, NJ Clinic.
And when it comes to living with TMJ pain, everybody we see wants to know:
“Will this ever go away?”
“How do I stop this clicking and pain?"
Like most injuries, people are hoping that they will wake up one morning and their TMJ pain will disappear. That is rarely the case, and the longer you wait, the worse the problem can become.
Does That Sound Like You?—Another scenario we see all the time is people who are prescribed muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories or pain relievers. But this commonly gives very temporary relief and they end up going back to the doctor seeking different answers.
How About This?—You looked on the internet for all the best stretches and exercises. Some of them you were able to do on your own which gave minor relief of the tension you are experiencing, but the pain never goes away. However, you realize thatmost of the treatments on the internet are difficult or impossible to do on your own.
IF YOU'RE CURRENTLY LIVING WITH TMJ PAIN, HERE ARE SIX MORE REASONS WHY IT COULD BE LASTING LONGER THAN IT SHOULD:
You thought it would go away on it’s own so you did nothing about it
You went to the doctor, and were prescribed pills. The pills temporarily eased the pain, and once they wore off... the pain continued
A friend or family member had TMJ pain, and told you there is nothing you can do about it but rest your jaw or get surgery... and surgery is out of the question for you.
You tried healthcare professionals like physical therapists in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
You tried stretching exercises you found on the internet but they didn't help!
You decided to get your jaw and neck massaged, and while it felt great at the time, it didn't do anything to fix the problem long-term
If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with Dr. Joseph Damiani of our Wyckoff, NJ Clinic to find out what can be done to help you.
If you’ve tried any these things already, that is a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you're a few steps closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some advice given to you for FREE over the phone. The phone consultation is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best results.
What Other People Who WERE Suffering From TMJ Pain Are Saying About Skyline Physical Therapy...
"WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF MY TMJ PAIN QUICKLY?"
Well, here are 4 things you can do:
Number One, you need to MAKE A DECISION about getting help. So many people procrastinate for too long, thinking that TMJ pain will go away with time, but then six months later they're still putting up with it!
Next, do the RIGHT exercises! One of the best things to help you ease your TMJ pain is to do a proper exercise progression—the right exercises prescribed by a physical therapist can help reduce pain and allow your jaw to move freely again. The exercises will re-educate your muscles surrounding the joint to control and restore correct pain-free motion.
Make sure you're not grinding your teeth! Many people with TMJ don't realize that all day long they are grinding their teeth. You'd think that you would notice, but often it's become such a sub-conscious habit that it goes on in plain sight! Start focusing on your jaw during the day and figure out if you grind. If so, STOP IT! You should notice some immediate relief if in fact you are a grinder.
Get real, "Hands-On" physical therapy! Physical therapy, especially manual physical therapy, is one of the most effective ways to relieve TMJ pain safely. Proper hands on techniques can improve joint motion and reduce disc displacement (put the disc of the jaw back in place) which causes jaw clicking, popping or locking. Hands on treatments can also reduce muscle stiffness and trigger points causing stress and pain at the joint. At Skyline Physical Therapy, it's one of our specialties! If your TMJ pain is affecting your quality of life because of constant pain, annoying clicking, inability to eat what you want, or you have difficulty enjoying conversation...physical therapy can help get you back to the life you once had!
If you would like to know how Skyline Physical Therapy in WYCKOFF, NJ can help you live with less TMJ pain, we invite you to start with a complimentary, no-obligation, risk-free appointment:
Note: This Free Discovery Session can be done VIRTUALLY or at our Wyckoff, NJ Facility. It is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free Virtual Discovery Session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.
"HOW CAN CHOOSING TO SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST AT SKYLINE PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP YOU GET RID OF YOUR TMJ PAIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE?"
Here’s just a few of the things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you:
We can relieve your pain and stiffness—often in a couple of sessions
We can identify the root cause of your TMJ problem once and for all (could be due to neck and back posture, grinding, disc displacement, muscle and joint restrictions, impaired alignment, history of injury to the area and more)
Pain in the face, head and neck can really run you down and deplete your energy. It can limit your ability to be active and to focus during the day- we can help you sleep better ensuring you can live with more energy each day
Our sole goal will be to correct and fix your TMJ issue properly— we will provide you with the best set of exercises and strategies in order to speed up your recovery
We want to help you put an end to taking pills which have side effects
We can help you avoid TMJ surgery and injections
We can help you stop making repeated visits to your doctor
We can help you get back to enjoying the foods you love to eat
In SUMMERY, we can help you get back to living your life to the fullest.
If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our clinic in Wyckoff, NJ, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:
DONNA, Morris County
Joe is amazing! He is professional, knowledgeable and always adjusting therapy to improve the outcome. He goes the extra mile and is very innovative. He has improved my TMJ symptoms immensely and continues to strive to get me back to optimal health. Before PT I had horrible TMJ pain which continues to improve with each session. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SKYLINE PHYSICAL THERAPY!
My TMJ pain was 100% gone in 8 visits! Right from the first visit, Joe communicated everything very clearly. Every treatment session was 1 on 1 for a full hour, no wonder why I got better so quickly! If I had known how quickly I’d improve, I would have come see him much sooner. I highly recommend Skyline Physical Therapy to anyone suffering with TMJ pain, don’t wait as long as I did!
I had issues with TMJ and I only had a week in town but in 3 visits all the pain that prevented me from opening my jaw was gone and I feel back to normal!!!