Jaw and Facial Pain

At Victoria Parade Physiotherapy Centre you can see a physiotherapist with extensive knowledge and experience in treating Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) ie. disorders of the jaw joint. Here you will be assessed, examined and treated along with an explanation of the probable cause of your symptoms, and advice on how you can care for your jaw joints and facial muscles in the long term.

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) can be roughly divided into the following subgroups:

muscular cause, where you may have a habit of clenching, bracing or grinding your teeth, or when you have a habit of moving your jaw which causes over activity of some muscle groups. Pains in the face that may be one side or both sides and could extend up to the temples or under the jawline are common symptoms.

joint cause where either one or both of the jaw joints move irregularly causing clicking or locking, or when the joint surfaces are degenerating (wearing poorly). The injury to the joint may also involve the intra articular disc. You may or may not have facial pain. The joint injury could be as a result of a blow to the face or a long history of clenching or grinding the teeth (bruxism), or may be due to a sprain of the joint from overstretching the jaw for example during a dental procedure or general anaesthetic.

referred pain from the cervical spine (neck). The upper cervical spine can refer pain into the face in specific pain patterns. This is an area that your physiotherapist will look at to assess whether it may be part of the cause of your symptoms. Postural correction can play a big role in improving the mechanics in the jaw joints and upper neck. Your physiotherapist will tailor a treatment to your needs, emphasising any or all of these areas.

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Physiotherapy
Physical Therapy
We treat a range of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and associated conditions.
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation
Our physiotherapy techniques will assist you in achieving maximal recovery from your injuries.
TMJ
Body Mechanics
Jaw and facial pain, known as TMJ disorders especially associated with facial injuries or with habits of clenching or grinding of the teeth

Jaw and Facial Pain

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Email: office@vicparadephysio.com.au


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