Jaw Pain, Face Pain and Headache
Its a rehabilitation program for your face and jaw
Our expertise are the face and jaw muscles. We use a targeted approach to address common areas of pain in the face, jaw and head. We use a combination of brief and specific manipulations followed by exercise prescription for lasting results. You will feel immediate relief and we will explore deeper reasons as to why you feel pain.
There are two common types of pain. Either a sharp, localized pain felt directly in the jaw joint, or a deep dragging pain that is felt anywhere in the jaw, face or head. Common areas for this type of pain include behind the eyes, unexplained sinus pain, pain in the cheekbones, pain along the jawline (like in the image above). Its also possible to feel pain in the teeth. If you have unexplained tooth pain that your dentist has cleared of pathology, it may be worth exploring referred symptoms from muscles.
Often there can be a trigger which started the pain. Common soft tissue injuries occur for many reasons such as after wisdom teeth removal, orthodontic treatment, biting into something awkwardly or a knock to the face. After an injury like this, usually the joint needs rest, a soft diet, maybe a dental splint and possibly some anti-inflammatories to help relieve the symptoms. It should improve after about 10 days. Referred pain can be severe and long term. The good news is that it can be treated and this type of pain responds well to heat and gentle exercise. Movement is an essential component of rehabilitation and can have lasting results. Many types of muscular injuries are treated with exercise rehabilitation. For example, if you sprain your ankle, you will go through a period of rest and then a period of exercise and strengthening to get it working again.
Yes, the jaw can be very complex and its worth looking deeper into factors that may contribute to your pain. If you are suffering from complex, long term pain you will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. Stress management is certainly a part of this but so is posture, sleep quality, breathing and nutrition.
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