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Jaw Pain

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What is Jaw Pain?

Jaw pain is a condition that causes discomfort or pain in the jaw area. It can occur unilaterally or bilaterally and can range from mild to severe. Furthermore, some of the most common signs and symptoms of jaw pain include but are not limited to:

  • Earaches

  • Lock Jaw

  • Headaches

  • Pain or tenderness

  • Discomfort with chewing or speaking.

  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing the mouth.

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear

Specific Causes of Jaw Pain

Now that you have a basic understanding of jaw pain and how it might manifest, let’s look at some popular medical issues that may precipitate this condition below:

  • Temporomandibular joint (TM) disorders

  • Dental problems, such as cavities or gum disease

  • Trauma or injury to the jaw

  • Bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth)

  • Arthritis

  • Sinus problems

  • Muscular imbalance

How Do We Treat Jaw Pain?

At MK Osteopathy, we understand that every patient is unique, and we take a personalized approach to diagnose and treating jaw pain. Our team of experienced osteopaths uses various osteopathic, myofascial, and rehabilitation techniques to help understand and treat pain. These techniques include gentle manual therapies, trigger point release, and exercises designed to improve muscle balance and flexibility.

One of the key benefits of osteopathy is that it takes a whole-body approach to healthcare. Rather than just treating the symptoms of jaw pain, our osteopaths consider the broader context of your health and well-being, looking at factors such as your posture, breathing patterns, and stress levels. By addressing any underlying issues, we can help prevent future episodes of jaw pain and promote long-term health.

How Our Team Can Help 

At MK Osteopathy, we also believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools to manage their jaw pain at home.

Therefore, if you are suffering from jaw pain, you no longer have to suffer alone. Contact our team today and have a consultation with one of our experienced osteopaths who will work with you to find relief and increase your quality of life.

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