TMJ, Jaw Pain


Temporo-Mandibular Joint dysfunction more commonly known as TMJ is a common issue (33% of the population show atleast 1 symptom.) Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • 'clicking' or 'popping' in the jaw
  • pain in the jaw, face, or teeth
  • frequent headaches
  • pain or stuffiness in the ears
  • difficulty or pain in opening or closing the jaw
  • unsuccessfully treated neck and shoulder pain
  • ringing or a feeling of fullness in the ears
  • difficulty swallowing
  • over-reactive gag reflex (ie: gag when brushing teeth)

Walk me through a session:

During your initial consultation we will ask you a few questions about your symptoms to better understand the specifics of your issues. Following this we will want to check how easily and how far you are able to open or move your jaw; this is to better track our progress so that we know with confidence if you are making real quality improvement rather than just finding short term relief.

Once we have determined our baseline to measure your success we will proceed with advanced hands on therapy to treat the jaw. TMJ pain is often strongly affected by the muscles and other soft tissues around the mouth and jaw and treating these areas can oftentimes give significant relief. We use specific techniques both on the outside of the jaw and inside the mouth for profound relief. Most of the treatment is done sitting in a chair, but we may also have you lay on our heated massage table to do some massage on the outer jaw muscles. All treatment is always done fully clothed and in a comfortable private room.