Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
Relationship Between TMJ Disorders and Headaches
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TMJ DISORDERS AND HEADACHES Did you know that headaches are a common symptom for patients with TMD? According to the International Headache Society, TMD is classified as a secondary headache that results from disorders of the...
Can the neck be involved with TMJ disorder?
When you come in to have your TMJ evaluated, your physical therapist may examine your neck as it can contribute to and exacerbate TMD symptoms. Often times, those with cervical involvement also have headaches.
How can physical therapy help with TMD?
Physical therapy can be very effective at lessening or resolving symptoms associated with TMD. Your physical therapist will create a personalized treatment plan for you based on the type of TMD you have and your signs and symptoms.
What should I tell my PT during my TMJ evaluation?
Your PT may want to review your current list of medications. Be sure to bring a list of medications to your first appointment.
What are temporomandibular disorders and what type do I have?
Temporomandibular disorders (also called TMD) affect the jaw and the muscles you use to chew and open your mouth.