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Pain Management for Your Jaw

Have you ever experienced pain in or around your jaw from chewing, yawning, or even with simple mouth-opening movements? Do you feel a clicking sensation when you open and close your mouth, or notice that you can’t open your mouth as wide as usual? If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, you may be dealing with what is known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD), a condition that causes pain or dysfunction of the jaw joint.

There are many forms of manual treatment with physical therapy that can help provide jaw pain relief. Professional’s physical therapists are trained specialists in jaw injuries and conditions and are dedicated to providing effective pain relief treatment for the jaw.

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All About Your Jaw

When referring to conditions that cause jaw pain, you may hear the acronyms “TMD” and “TMJ” used interchangeably. While both relate to the jaw, TMJ stands for ‘temporomandibular joint’, the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. This joint is in the front of the ears and can easily be found by opening and closing your mouth and feeling the joint with your fingers. When there is a problem with the TMJ and/or the muscles or the ligaments around the joint, a ‘temporomandibular joint disorder’ (TMD or TMJD) may arise.

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 affecting you throughout the day, reach out to our physical therapists and pain treatment specialists.

When Should I Seek Physical Therapy for My Jaw Pain?

A good rule of thumb when experiencing jaw pain is to seek attention as soon as the discomfort is noticeable, especially if it begins to interfere with your everyday activities. Addressing the issue as soon as possible is key to obtaining relief from jaw pain and preventing potential future injuries or worsening symptoms. Figuring out the source of your jaw pain is the first step to treating it. Our main goal is to improve your daily quality of life by providing physical therapy care that helps decrease your pain and helps restore the natural movement of your jaw.

Professional’s physical therapists will discuss your concerns with you, examine the physical limitations and discomfort caused by your jaw pain, and create a plan to address and treat your pain. Whether jaw pain is keeping you from enjoying your favorite foods or keeping you from speaking, physical therapy is an effective way to find pain relief for a variety of jaw injuries and conditions. Jaw pain relief is only one call away!

Professional’s physical therapists work with you to address your specific needs and create a personalized treatment plan for your jaw pain.

How is Jaw Pain Diagnosed?

When you think of a clinical condition related to the jaw and/or jaw pain, a dentist or an orthodontist may be the first healthcare provider that comes to your mind to manage the condition. Physical therapists have joined healthcare providers at the forefront of TMD treatment, providing non-surgical treatment to help patients who are experiencing jaw pain. Professional’s physical therapists can help you diagnose nagging jaw pain. We use many techniques to find out what exactly the problem is and how we can put you on the best path to recovery.

You may be referred to physical therapy for jaw pain by your dentist or physician after an X-Ray or MRI. If you have been referred to physical therapy for jaw pain from an injury or ongoing condition, our PTs will work with you and information from your referring healthcare provider to determine the makeup of your physical therapy plan. An initial physical evaluation to analyze any symptoms you may be experiencing helps us set up a customized treatment strategy most suited to your needs.

What Are Common Jaw Pain Symptoms?

It’s important to recognize the onset of jaw pain and address it as soon as possible. If you are experiencing any symptoms of jaw pain, contact us for an evaluation today. Common symptoms of a jaw injury or condition include:

  • Jaw pain/soreness/tension
  • Headaches
  • Pain around the eyes/cheekbones
  • Pain around the face/neck/shoulders
  • Ear pain/itching, stuffiness, ringing, sound sensitivity
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Jaw clicking/popping/catching
  • Tooth pain/sensitivity
  • Pain with opening the mouth
  • Tired feeling in your face
  • Throat tightness/difficulty swallowing at times
  • Eye twitching/sensitivity

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Our physical therapists will diagnose your pain or injury and 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.
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New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

  • Aetna (NY, NJ, CT)
  • AmeriHealth (NJ)
  • Anthem BCBS (CT)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Cigna/ASH (NY, NJ, CT)
  • CIGNA - Medicare (NY, NJ)
  • Claims Resolution Corp (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ClearComp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ)
  • Clover Health Medicare Advantage (NJ)
  • Comp X (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Department of Labor (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Empire BCBS (Individual Providers In Network – NY)
  • Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
  • Fidelis Wellcare (NJ)
  • First MCO (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
  • HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
  • Horizon BCBS (NJ)
  • Horizon Casualty (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • Independence BCBS (Southern NJ)
  • Magna Care (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
  • MedRisk (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM - Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Northwell Health Clinical Integration Network IPA (NY)
  • OccuNet (NJ)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT
  • Oscar Health Plan (NY, NJ)
  • Oxford (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Providers Edge Scheduling Group/PESG (Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • QualCare (NJ)
  • Qual-Lynx (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • TRICARE (NY, NJ, CT)
  • United Health Care (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • VACCN (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • WellCare (NY)
  • Workers' Compensation (Various Carriers)

Massachusetts, New Hampshire

  • Aetna (MA, NH)
  • Ambetter/NH Healthy Families (NH)
  • Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
  • CeltiCare (MA)
  • Cigna/ASH (NH)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
  • Fallon Health (MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
  • Health New England (MA)
  • MaineCare (NH)
  • Magna Care (MA, NH)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
  • Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
  • Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
  • Medicaid (MA, NH)
  • Medicare (MA, NH)
  • Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
  • ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • TRICARE (MA, NH)
  • Tufts Cigna (MA)
  • Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
  • Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
  • Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
  • UniCare (MA)
  • United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
  • WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

Common Conditions that Cause Jaw Pain

The actual cause of jaw pain and TMD may not always be clear. Sometimes the main cause is excessive strain on the jaw joints and surrounding muscles that control chewing, swallowing, and speech. Clenching or grinding your teeth are examples of movements that put extra strain on your jaw. Jaw pain can also be caused by trauma to the jaw, the head, or the neck. Arthritis and displacement of the jaw joint disks can also cause TMD and jaw pain. At Professional, we treat a variety of jaw injuries and conditions. Diagnosing and managing pain at an early stage can help limit symptoms in both time and severity. Below are common injuries and conditions that affect the jaw.

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Internal Derangement of the Joint
  • Degenerative Joint Disease

Chronic Jaw Pain Relief

Chronic jaw pain is long-term, persistent pain and discomfort that could indicate severe conditions. Jaw pain often worsens over time, meaning that the longer you try to cope with the pain on your own, the more damage you may be causing. Consulting a certified physical therapist for jaw pain relief is a valuable tool to lay the foundation for proper treatment and rehabilitation.

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Physical Therapy Treatment Techniques for Jaw Pain

Below are just a few of the physical therapy skills and techniques we use to treat jaw pain or rehabilitate you after an injury or surgery:

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Health & Wellness Strategies
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Committed to Providing Jaw Pain Relief

Our physical therapists are trained specialists in pain management and pain relief for the jaw. When it comes to finding ankle pain relief, we ensure that our treatment is comprehensive, manageable, and customized to fit your specific symptoms and concerns. No matter the cause of your jaw pain, Professional’s physical therapists will work with you to create and facilitate a safe and effective treatment plan. We don’t just help you treat your jaw pain one time and send you on your way. Our PTs make sure to educate you on the how and why of your jaw pain and put you on a path to ongoing wellness and prevention of more serious conditions.

Find the clinic nearest to you⇒ to speak with a Professional physical therapist who specializes in jaw pain treatment today.

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We provide treatments for jaw pain relief from our physical therapy clinics throughout Manhattan NYC, 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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