Jaw Pain Treatment Diamond Creek, Eltham, St Helena, Greensborough, Hurstbridge
Symmetree Osteopathy offers quality care to local residents in Diamond Creek & surrounding areas including Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Eltham North, Panton Hill, St Andrews, Doreen, Nutfield, Cottlesbridge, St Helena, Eltham and Greensborough.
Before our team of osteopaths can determine the appropriate solution for your specific jaw pain treatment plan, they will thoroughly assess you with standard medical, Orthopedic and special Osteopathic tests.
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) allows the mandible (jaw bone) to connect to the skull and allows for biting and chewing and talking.
Temporomandibular joint disorder is a term that covers any kind of pain involving the main joint connecting the jaw to the skull or any of the muscles surrounding the joint.
This disorder is often divided into 3 categories:
- Muscle pain and dysfunction
- Internal joint derangement
- Degenerative joint disease
Pain can often be a dull ache that may travel into the face or neck and can also involve painful clicking, locking or popping of the jaw. The range of the joint may also be limited with a disorder present and my not allow the patient to fully open their mouth.
Pain in the area can be caused by a number of reasons. Issues with the joint itself can often causing locking or clicking that is associated with pain.
A hypermobile or hypermobile jaw may contribute to pain, although common causes of TMJ disorder occur due to trauma, teeth grinding and stress.