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  • TMJ Disorders

  • The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

    Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck -- like from a heavy blow or whiplash -- can lead to TMD. Other causes include:

    • Grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint
    • Movement of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint
    • Arthritis in the joint
    • Stress, which can cause you to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth
    Common symptoms include:
    • Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
    • Problems when you try to open your mouth wide
    • Jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position
    • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth or chew. This may or may not be painful.
    • A tired feeling in your face
    • Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite -- as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly
    • Swelling on the side of your face

    You may also have toothaches, headaches, neck aches, dizziness, earaches, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

    Marty has received specific training to treat the group of muscles that attach in and around the temporomandibular joint. A session will include treatment of the external muscles around the face, jaw, neck and head, as well as, muscles on the inside of the mouth with gloves.

    1 Hour TMJ Disorders Treatment

    Client's Name
  • I get severe TMJ headaches, When Marty treats the inside of my jaw (using gloves) the pain is greatly diminished or alleviated. Medicine doesn’t seem to help at all. A day without Marty is a day of pain.

    N. Haller

  • I’ve been getting headaches for years while over the counter pain meds. never seemed to help. A friend referred me to Marty suggesting that a massage may help. I am still amazed at how treatment of the muscles around my jaw eased my head pain.

    J. Kelly