The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) guides jaw movement. Problems with eh TMJ are known as temporomadibular joint disorder (TMD). TMD is very common, more that 10 million people in the United States have it. TMD can be caused by: bad posture habits, chronic jaw clenching at night, problems with teeth alignment, fracture, surgery and Trismus (lock jaw).
Your Physical Therapist can help restore the natural movement of your jaw and decrease your pain. If the therapist determines that your jaw pain is not related to teeth alignment, the therapist will select treatments that will work best for you.