If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may suffer from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Temporomandibular Joins (TMJ) are the joints on both sides of your head that connect your jaw to your skull. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.
TMJ physical therapy may be the answer to your problem. Our highly qualified Physical Therapists have vast experience in treating and successfully resolving an array of different TMJ conditions.
One of our Physical Therapists, Marvin Galarosa, PT, is a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) from the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapy with additional training by Dr. Rocabado at St. Augustine University.
Physical therapy can be very helpful in treating headaches of musculoskeletal origin. Poor posture, diet, various food sensitivities, and lifestyle factors may play a role in the development of headaches. We have been very successful in treating severe, long-standing headaches, which are often misdiagnosed as migraines, but actually originate in fascia, muscles, joints of the upper back, shoulders and neck, and TMJ. It is best to utilize physical therapy intervention as a preventative measure before a full blown headache develops. However, certain physical therapy techniques can be used during a headache attack to help reduce the pain.
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ear(s), can originate from many sources: arthritis in the bony structures of the ear, trauma, ear wax build up, hearing loss and other conditions. In addition, tinnitus can also be caused by muscle tension, or tightness in the shoulder, neck, and/or jaw muscles. In this case it can be effectively treated with physical therapy. Unfortunately, few people, including health care professionals, are aware of this musculoskeletal connection to tinnitus. By treating the underlying causes (such as poor posture, tight muscles and joints of the neck, shoulders and upper back), it is possible to stop the ringing in the ear.