How to Put anEnd to your JAW PAINWITHOUT Pain Pills, Surgeries, or Injections...
If you are experiencing TMJ issues, Jaw pain, sleep apnea, neck and/or head pain, then you need to hear this message if you want full resolution.
Unfortunately our healthcare system can lead us to feel like there is nothing you can do for your TMJ without medication, surgery or injections. Not all providers understand the connection between our symptoms and our TMJ . It is not uncommon for our patients to share "The last time I went to the doctor they just told me to rest or just keep wearing your mouth guard".
You may think rest and medications help soon resolve the symptoms and it will go away just like it did in the past.. But it is not getting better...and actually starting to get worse!
If this resonates with you, you’re not alone - and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, TMJ, jaw pain, neck and headache pain and sleep apnea are some of THE most common problems that we see in our physical therapy clinic in Dallas!
And when it comes to living with TMJ and Jaw pain, everybody we see wants to know:
“Why is This Happening to Me?”... or, “Why Am I Still Suffering With Jaw Pain After Putting Up With It For Years (Maybe More)?
When most of our patients start feeling jaw pain they do not know which provider to go to. Who can help?! Finally they get to a dentist, and their first solution is to put you in a mouth night guard.
You give that a try and you're still experiencing jaw pain, neck pain and even migraines. Is it normal to be biting through your mouthguard? You feel like nothing is working and you are not going to get better. Will you have to live with this for the rest of your life?!
Does this Sound Like You?
Another scenario we see all the time in our Physical Therapy Clinic is when people go to their Doctor, and their Doctor tells them to rest and “try these painkillers” and “see how it goes”.
But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better. They are told to go to the Dentist that may or may not know how to treat TMJ correctly. They end up prescribing a mouth guard that may or may not help. Rarely do these providers refer out to physical therapy, or if they do it may not be the right PT.
This is madness and explains why so many people are suffering with TMJ and not getting better.
Has This Happened To You?
Why else does Jaw and TMJ pain persist? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice - but not all of it is credible.
Maybe you've been told your TMJ and jaw pain was caused by muscle tightness - so you get a massage and that still does not help.
You have to get to the source of the pain: assess jaw position, tongue mobility, the joint movement in the neck and jaw, and how the teeth and tongue work together.
If you don’t know what you’re doing - TMJ pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.
Please enjoy watching this video to learn tips to solve your TMJ:
About mPower Physical Therapy
mPower Physical Therapy was created out of the frustration of our healthcare system. We had so many patients coming to us who were on medications, getting multiple injections, getting surgeries and not getting better or feeling like there is no other options. I wanted a place where people could get care and felt listened to and allow us to help you understand how you can heal your body. A place where we can get you back to what you love to do even if it is a nagging injury.
Our goals is to END you Pain and Stiffness, to Stay ACTIVE, and Keep your MOBILITY to Live Life Every Day!
We do this without pain pills, surgeries, prescription drugs, or frequent doctor visits. We help people who have failed treatments elsewhere. We mpower people to get back to the activities they love again by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to make sense of their symptoms and feel confident in their bodies.