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The temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint directly in front of the ear canal on either side of the head. The TMJ, which opens 2,000 – 3,000 times per day, is the most frequently used joint in the body. It is used for functions like talking, chewing, swallowing, or yawning. The temporomandibular joint is complex and is composed of muscles, tendons, bones and a disc sitting between the bones of the skull (temporal bone) and the jawbone (mandible).
Some symptoms of TMJ problems include:
Did you know the upper neck is a very intricate part of the jaw complex as well and is often involved in ongoing symptoms. Many of our jaw patients complain of neck pain or stiffness.
Some of the common causes of TMJ pain and joint dysfunction (TMD) include:
VOR's specially trained therapists complete a thorough assessment of the upper neck and jaw to provide treatment for TMD. Rehabilitation may include one or more of the following therapies:
Why choose VOR for your TMJ concerns?
Our team of Physiotherapists have attended many post-graduate courses in the assessment and treatment of TMJ concerns. We have studied under world-renowned leaders in the management of TMJ and cranio-facial pain.
We often work with Dentists in our region, and frequently get referrals from ENT Doctors (Otolaryngologists).
Approximately 25% of our patients come to us with TMJ concerns.
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TMJ Disability Index
TMJ Intake Questions
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