The temporomandibular joint, or ‘TMJ’, is a strong but also very mobile connection between the jaw and the skull on each side of the head.
Due to its proximity to the ear and to the cervical spine, problems with the TMJ can create a wide variety of pain and mechanical problems – not just in the jaw area, but also in the head, face, or neck. TMJ problems can also cause ear aches or symptoms such as ringing in the ears. A specially trained physical therapist can effectively treat the TMJ and also work in conjunction with other medical practitioners such as dentists or ear, nose, & throat specialists to find personalized solutions that can decrease and eliminate TMJ-related pain. Symmetry Physical Therapy offers TMJ treatment as a part the clinic’s specialty spine rehabilitation program, with a therapist that has over a decade of experience treating patients with TMJ disorders.