Calgary TMJ Treatment
TMD (temporomandibular disorders) is an acronym used to describe a group of disorders of the jaw that may affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the disc that cushions the joint, and/or the muscles and other soft tissues that support the jaw. The TMJ and all is supportive structures are used in chewing and speaking; as a result, symptoms of TMD may be present during those activities as well as at rest. Symptoms of TMD might include pain, locking, grinding, or popping. The cause of TMD is multifactorial and can include direct injury, whiplash disorders and other problems at the neck, excess pressure at or around the jaw as a result of grinding or clenching of the teeth, or, arthritic change. Manual therapists can effectively help to assess, diagnose, and treat TMD either on their own or in concert with dental interventions.
Treatment options include: Active Release Techniques, shockwave therapy, Laser, and massage.