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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder

What is it?

Temporomandibular Joint disorder affects more than 10 million people in the United States alone. These problems with your jaw can be caused by:

  • Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Problems with teeth alignment that put greater stress on the jaw
  • Jaw Clenching at night. This constant strain on the joint and the surrounding muscles can cause pain.
  • BadPosture. Bad posture, such as a forward head position, puts stress on the muscles, ligaments, and disk of the TMJ. The jaw is forced to rest in an opened position which causes many muscles to become overused.

How does it feel?

Symptoms include:

  • Jaw Pain
  • Jaw Fatigue
  • Difficulty eating and talking
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headache
  • Popping of the jaw
  • Locking Jaw
  • Neck Pain

Suffering from Jaw Pain, Neck Pain, and/or headaches? Call and set up your Free Pain Assessment today with is at PROCare Physical Therapy at 414-858-1361. Let us help you to relieve your pain and get better…faster!

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