Jaw Pain in Charlotte
Need help with jaw pain using natural treatment methods?
Jaw pain can have many causes, but one of the most common is TMJ which stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, a problem with the lower jawbone connection to the skull. The TMJ is a very complex joint; when it isn’t working correctly, it can cause much pain and discomfort.
There are many treatments for TMJ, but one of the most effective is physical therapy. Physical therapy can help to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with TMJ, and it can also help to improve the function of the joint.
How do you know when you need a Physical Therapist?
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about whether physical therapy might be right for you:
- Pain in the jaw, face, neck, or shoulders
- Difficulty chewing or opening the mouth
- Clicking, popping, or grinding noises when moving the jaw
- A feeling of tightness in the jaw
- Headaches or migraines
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor about whether physical therapy might be right for you. Jaw pain can be a very debilitating condition, but there are treatments available that can help. So don’t suffer in silence; reach out for help today.
What is the difference between a doctor or physical therapist treating Jaw Pain?
There are many treatments for TMJ, but one of the most effective is physical therapy. Physical therapy can help to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with TMJ, and it can also help to improve the function of the joint. Plus physical therapy can include deep tissue treatment, like dry needling therapy, which is available in our Charlotte PT clinic.
Your doctor may prescribe medication to help relieve the pain associated with TMJ, but this is not a cure. Medication can only help to mask the symptoms; it cannot fix the underlying problem. On the other hand, physical therapy can help improve the joint’s function and reduce the pain and inflammation associated with TMJ.
Prevent Re-injury Through New and Improved Physical and Lifestyle Practices
During therapy, we work with you on posture and exercise practices so that you can maintain a pain-free lifestyle with a reduced need for pain medication.
Jaw pain can be a very debilitating condition, but there are treatments available that can help. So no need to continue suffering or feeling hopeless – reach out for help today!
We offer an affordable discovery visit so you can come in before committing to an entire session to ask questions or explore the treatment protocols.
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“Ginger is AWESOME! I went to see Ginger a couple of times for physical therapy, and each time I was healed, quicker than I thought I would have been. She treats her patients with such kindness and respect and professionalism. The last time I visited Ginger was for a back issue, and she used dry needling on my back, and it was amazing how quickly the pain went away and I was healed of my back injury. I would recommend Ginger as a physical therapist for anyone.”
“I am a professional ballroom dancer, and Ginger has done an amazing job with easing some pain I was having in my back. Certain positions and movements were causing pain, and she has helped immensely. After just a few visits, I can noticeably see my pain levels drastically decrease. I highly recommend for dancers and athletes of any sort! 10/10!”