Take a Bite out of your Jaw Pain


 I just got back from another conference on jaw pain.  This course was through the Academy of Cranio Facial pain. They provide intensive comprehensive training for TMJ and headache treatments. I have taken several continuing education courses on TMJ over the past 25 years that I have been practicing. What was unique about this course is that they addressed the cranial nerves and how they influence facial pain/jaw pain?  It is certain that jaw pain can be very debilitating and hard to diagnose.  After treating hundreds of TMJ patients, I have learned  that most people do not know where to seek relief from their jaw pain.  Often by the time they find a physical therapist with specialized TMJ training they have already put up with their symptoms literally for years.   Often with the work of a knowledgeable dentist and a skilled PT you jaw symptoms can be alleviated. Here’s a simple plan.   Find someone who has years of TMJ treatment experience.  Let your dentist know about your plan they can work together with your PT. For further questions shoot me an email or give us a call.  Diana Schwahn  PT, ATC, MA, CIDN,  Rehab Guru 402-740-8400
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Temporomandubular Joint Pain – Also known as TMJ

What is “TMJ” ?
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.

What Causes TMJ? 
Causes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome include injury to the teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, arthritis, and gum chewing. However, there are several factors that contribute to overall facial pain, this can include neck pain, sitting posture, jaw alignment, daily habits and total body posture.

How Can I Treat this condition? 
Our philosophy for all treatment is to look at all possible causes and create a comprehensive plan for relief. We incorporate hands on techniques,  home stretching and patient education to treat those with facial pain.

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