Why You Should See A Physical Therapist For Your Jaw Pain

by cshafer, October 6, 2016

Did you know that jaw pain can be treated by a physical therapist? Jaw pain itself comes from a variety of sources including but not limited to muscular imbalances, abnormal joint mechanics, and malocclusion. What few people do not know is that jaw pain or pain related to the Tempomandibular (TMJ) joint can and does improve with physical therapy.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research “The prevalence of temporomandibular joint and muscle¬†disorder (TMJD) is between 5% and 12%.”


Symptoms of TMJ pain include the following:

  • Jaw Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Popping/Clicking
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears)
  • Tension Headaches
  • Pain with eating
  • Inability to eat hard food
  • Facial Numbness/Tingling

If you are suffering from Jaw pain, the specialists at Complete Rehab in Metro Detroit are here to help you today! Click here to call and schedule and appointment today!

-Dr. Shafer, DPT, CSCS
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