**Dr. Iodice is highly trained in TMJ pain treatment and evaluation by some of the world’s most foremost authorities on the subject.
One third of all neck pain has TMJ as a root cause!
Most TMJ pain can be treated effectively here at Advanced Healthcare & Sports Injury. Occasionally, some cases may require being fitted by a dentist for bite guard or other interventions.
What exactly happens in a TMJ pain treatment?
TMJ pain can’t be resolved without effective treatment of the jaw. So we begin by:
- addressing key muscle imbalances in the jaw and cervical spine (neck area)
- educating YOU the patient as to what caused this
- sending you home with specific exercises
As far as specific treatment methods we use the following in TMJ pain treatment:
- myofascial release of the muscles through A.R.T (active release technique)
- Graston (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization)
- rehabilitative exercises**
What exactly is TMJ ?
TMJ simply stands for Temporomandibular Joint. Problems here are most correctly referred to as TMD or Temporomandibular Dysfunction, but “TMJ” is the term commonly used to describe these issues. It is the joint between your jawbone and your skull. You may refer to it is that, “clicking of the jaw”, or that “pain or pop when I open my mouth wide”.
How did I get TMJ?
When you visit our office at Advanced Healthcare & Sports Injury we will assess your lifestyle and can most likely identify the activities that bring on the condition. Often the lifestyle activities associated with TMJ are “clinching” during the day and “grinding” at night.
What can I do for TMJ at home?
There is a TMJ Relief Position our patients practice at home:
- Find some stickers and place them on the objects that you see and use the most. (computer, TV remote, cell phone, etc.)
- These stickers are your reminder to use relax position
What is the TMJ relax position?
It is a three fold position that will hopefully become a part of your life:
- Close your mouth
- Place your teeth slightly apart
- Set your tongue to touch the roof of your mouth
- Keep this awareness. It assists in avoiding the “clinching” which facilitates TMJ pain.
Dentist – Testimonial
"As a practicing dentist, I recommend and refer out a lot of patients for therapy to reduce muscle spasm associated with the TMJ. Dr Iodice has achieved superior results for my patients and me personally. He gets my highest recommendation to treat whatever muscle/alignment issue that is bothering you.."
-Dr. B, Dentist
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