Manual Physical Therapy
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are used for many daily activities such as swallowing, chewing, talking, yawning, and sneezing. The two bones, the mandible and temporal bone, that form the TMJ are located on each side of the cranium. The inferior and the superior spaces of the joint are divided by a connecting disc.
A relatively common disorder called temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) frequently avoids detection. The professionals at RPI Therapy Services have been trained to spot TMD by looking for symptoms like pain emanating from the joints, inability to open and close one’s jaw, distorted biting action, clicking or popping noises during chewing, and headaches. It is likely that we can correct TMD with fairly routine, noninvasive procedures.