TMJ Pain

The TMJ is an acronym for the Temporomandibular Joint, in which we have two of on each side of the jaw – patients with this condition usually tell us they “have TMJ” and we playfully reply that “You actually have two.”  Pain in a TMJ is usually caused by a muscle imbalance between the two sides of the jaw or from a biting/chewing related injury and diagnosed as TMD (Temporomandibular Dysfunction).  This region of the body can often be treated very successfully with soft-tissue therapy to the muscles of the jaw without the need of expensive mouth guards or appliances.