Temporomandibular Joint (Jaw) Neck and Headaches

Temporomandibular Joint (Jaw), Neck and Headaches - Adelaide Jaw Physiotherapy

Jaw, facial pain and headache can be extremely painful and disabling.  There are many causes of jaw pain, including jaw joint (the temporomandibular joint or TMJ) problems and under/over activity of the jaw, facial or neck muscles.  Postural factors, work ergonomics and emotional or study / work related stress can be big contributing factors.  Dental issues and other disease or illness can also contribute.  We encourage sufferers to see their GP or dentist in the first instance for a thorough medical and oral health check.  Sometimes your doctor might suggest that you see an ENT specialist or an oral surgeon next.  They may require you to have some special tests to determine the cause and to rule out other factors.

Physiotherapy can be a very effective measure for some people with jaw pain.  This can help to regain mobility, stretch, strengthen and relax muscles and help identify and treat other contributing factors such as neck problems.  Essentials are a thorough assessment, clear communication and a clear logical strategy.  Many people benefit from a daily program of home exercises and strategies, with periodic follow up from their physiotherapist.

Our Assessment Consultation for headache and jaw pain clients is one hour.  We encourage you to bring in any scans or xrays.  Also bring your questions and we will do our best to answer them or find the answers for you.

Our TMJ / Jaw physiotherapist is Andrew Clarkson and appointments can be arranged at either our Adelaide or Highgate practices.  Please call our reception on 8211 8002 or book an Assessment Consultation online via the 'Book an Appointment' portal on this website.

If you have any questions please direct them to our reception staff or email Andrew Clarkson at admin@sasmc.com.au

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70 South Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 
T: 8211 8002 | F: 8231 3969

439 Fullarton Road Highgate SA 5063
T: 8271 8622