If you are suffering from jaw or face pain, it’s very likely, in our experience, that your pain is caused by tight muscles of your face, neck and shoulders. Left untreated, such muscular pain may become chronic and develop into a condition known as myofascial pain syndrome. Another, less common cause for pain in the face and jaw is a structural problem within the jaw joint (and possibly, an inflammation of the surrounding tissues). Read more about how you develop jaw and face pain >
No, TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that moves your jaw when you close or open your mouth. Everyone has a TMJ (just like everyone has a knee joint). There are many names for jaw and face pain in the medical community, but the general public most commonly uses the term “I have TMJ” when referring to pain experienced in the face and jaw. We will use the technically incorrect term “TMJ” when referring to pain in the face and jaw of any origin. Read more about TMJ and relevant medical terminology >
At New Body ~ New Mind we have extensive experience and expertise in treatment of pain in the face and jaw (TMJ) and other associated musculoskeletal disorders including neck pain, headaches, tennitis, etc.
Our TMJ treatment protocols are developed to resolve structural causes of your pain, address perpetuating factors, and restore normal functioning of the jaw joints and the muscles of the face and neck-shoulder complex.
Once we understand possible causes of your jaw and face pain, we work towards their resolution using the following treatment modalities:
Once your face and jaw pain is resolved, we begin to work on the retraining of your face, neck and shoulder muscles to ensure their proper activation during functional activities. The final goal of this phase is for you to understand what you need to do to stay pain-free and learn an appropriate home exercise program.
If you need dental appliance therapy, we will work with your dentist (or, if you don’t have a dentist who is a specialist in TMJ, we will gladly refer you to one). Read more about our treatment of TMJ >
Watch video testimonials and read what our former patients say about treatment for TMJ at New Body ~ New Mind.
To schedule an appointment, simply fill out our appointment request form online or give us a call at 617-969-8995.