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Are you having pain in your jaw, headaches,oraches in and around yourears? Do you have problems with swallowing, biting, or opening and closing your mouth? Have you tried various treatments and not had any relief? Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), the all-natural alternative to pain relief, may be the answer for you.
Studies have shown:
The Temporo-mandibular joint commonly referred to as TMJ. There are two joints, one on either side of the head, located in front of your ears where your lower jaw meets the skull. You will be able to feel the joint when you place your fingers in front of your ears on either side of your head and open and close your mouth.The TMJ enables movement of your jaw when you eat your food, talk and sing. It is one of the most commonly used joints in the body.
TMJ disorder is a general term that refers to pain or discomfort in the temporo-mandibular joint areawhich involves the jaw joint and the muscles surrounding it.Next section
Common causes of TMJ disorders include:
You may come across the following symptoms:
TMJ is diagnosed by asking questions about your symptoms, reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. Imaging may be ordered in certain situations.Next section
Most patients with TMJ dysfunction are effectively treated with the following measures:
Osteopath treatment for TMJ
Frequently asked questions
What should I wear to my appointments?
Loose-fitting clothing or gym clothes
How many visits will I need?
This is variable depending upon what is being treated and how extensive your treatment needs to be. Our goal is to bring you to optimal health so that you won’t need to continually return.
What is the difference between licensing and board certification for a physician, and do you have any of these?
Physicians are required to be licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. by the licensing board in each state they wish to practice.
A board certified physician has completed an additional training program in a specialty and has passed a rigorous exam to assess his or her knowledge, skills and experience to provide quality patient care in that specialty.
In my case, I am licensed to practice medicine in Texas, and I have two board certifications. The first one is Family Medicine and the second one is Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
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