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TMJ Disorders: Finding Relief at Body In Balance

Welcome to Body In Balance Rehabilitation, where we are dedicated to your overall health and well-being. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders can be a source of chronic pain and discomfort for many individuals. In this section, we will explore what TMJ disorders are, how they affect you, and how we can help you find relief through our specialized TMJ treatment.

Anatomy of the TMJ

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the two intricate joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Specifically, these joints are located in front of each ear and comprise the mandible (the lower jaw) and the temporal bone (the side and base of the skull). These joints, along with several muscles, allow the mandible to move up and down, side to side, and forward and back. When properly aligned, these structures facilitate smooth muscle actions, such as chewing, talking, yawning, and swallowing.

Understanding TMJ Disorders

 TMJ disorders, also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD), encompass a range of conditions that affect these complex joints. Disruptions in the alignment or synchronization of the muscles, ligaments, disk, jaw bone, and temporal bone can lead to various issues, including jaw pain, headaches, and difficulties with chewing or speaking.

Our Approach to TMJ Disorders

At Body In Balance Rehabilitation, we understand the impact that TMJ disorders can have on your daily life. Our team of experienced physical therapists is here to provide a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

The TMJ Treatment Process

Our approach to TMJ disorders begins with a thorough evaluation of your condition. We work closely with you to understand your symptoms, their triggers, and how they affect your daily life.

Once we have gathered this essential information, we develop a personalized treatment plan designed to:

  • Relieve Pain: Our primary goal is to alleviate your discomfort and pain.
  • Restore Function: We aim to improve your jaw's range of motion and functionality.
  • Prevent Recurrence: Our therapists provide guidance on exercises and techniques to help prevent future TMJ issues.

Treatment Techniques for TMJ Disorders

Our comprehensive approach to TMJ disorders may include a combination of the following techniques:

  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to address muscle tension and joint mobility.
  • Therapeutic Exercises: Targeted exercises to strengthen and improve jaw function.
  • Posture and Ergonomics Education: Techniques to reduce strain on the jaw joint.
  • Pain Management Strategies: Guidance on pain-relief methods tailored to your condition.

Benefits of Our Approach

Choosing Body In Balance Rehabilitation for your TMJ treatment offers several advantages, including:

  • Personalized Care: We tailor our treatment plans to your unique needs.
  • Effective Relief: Many patients experience significant pain reduction and improved function.
  • Education: You'll gain a better understanding of your condition and how to manage it.
  • Preventive Strategies: We equip you with tools to minimize the risk of future TMJ issues.


At Body In Balance Rehabilitation, we are dedicated to helping individuals find relief from TMJ disorders and regain their quality of life. If you're experiencing jaw pain, headaches, or other symptoms related to TMJ, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our team of caring professionals is here to provide you with expert guidance and support on your journey to a pain-free, functional jaw.

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