The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. This joint is in the front of the ears and can easily be located by opening and closing your mouth and feeling the joint with your fingers.
When there is a problem with this joint, the muscles or the ligaments around the joint, the condition is known as TMJ or TMJ disorder.
Where does jaw pain start
When your TMJ becomes damaged or the surrounding muscles become stressed, you experience jaw pain. Within the Temporomandibular Joint there are moving parts that allow the upper jaw to close on the lower jaw (biting, chewing, talking and yawning).
This is one of the most used joints in the body, so having pain in this location doesn’t go unnoticed. If chronic jaw pain is effecting you throughout the day reach out to our physical therapists and pain treatment specialists.
What are common jaw pain problems?
Temporomandibular Disorders fall into one of these three main categories:
Internal Derangement of the Joint
Degenerative Joint Disease
Do you have pain in your jaw?
Our physical therapists will customize a jaw pain treatment plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.
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Insurances We Accept
Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics. Find your particular provider below based on your area. For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.
AllWays (formerly Neighborhood Health Plan – MA, NH)
Ambetter/NH Healthy Families (NH)
Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (CT)
BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
BMC (Boston Medical Center – MA)
Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
Fallon Health (MA)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (NH, MA, CT)
Health New England (MA)
Homelink (MA, NH, Farmington, CT)
Magna Care (MA, NH, CT) * Effective January 15, 2022
Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
Medicaid (MA, NH, Farmington, CT)
Medicare (NH, MA, CT)
Med Risk (Workers Compensation: MA)
No Fault (Various Carriers)
One Call (Workers Compensation: MA, NH)
SPNET (Workers' Comp - MA, NH, Farmington, CT)
Therapy Direct (Workers Compensation: MA, NH, CT)
TRICARE (NH, MA, CT)
Tufts Health Plan (NH, MA, CT)
Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
UniCare (NH, MA)
United Health Care (Optum – NH, MA, CT)
Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)
Physical therapy treatments for TMJ pain and jaw injuries
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Convenient physical therapy clinics near you
We provide treatments for jaw and TMJ pain or injuries from our physical therapy clinics throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and jaw pain specialist today.
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