What can I do for jaw pain?
It is estimated 30% of people suffer from jaw pain or temporomandibular disorder (TMD) but only around 7% of these people actually get help to manage it.
For many, they mention it to their dentist and they may get a mouth guard - which can help, but doesn’t always stop the pain and other issues they are experiencing.
So they carry on, not knowing what else they can do. This is a scenario I hear time and time again.
Thankfully, if this sounds like you or someone you know - physiotherapy can help!
A full assessment of the jaw, neck and upper back will help to determine the contributing factors and then direct the treatment approach.
Treatment often includes some hands-o n techniques - which can make a difference straight away – combined with an exercise programme to help keep these improvements permanent.
Education is also a big aspect to help the patient understand what is happening and why – often there are other aspects at play which are contributing to the condition which need to be addressed.
Thankfully, the research alongside personal experience shows this approach leads to significant improvements, if not a full cure, for the majority of people.
If you or anybody you know is struggling with jaw pain or issues, get in touch today to see how Piece by Piece Physiotherapy can help.