Jaw Pain
Takshima Seth

By - Takshima Seth
Functional Manual Therapist at VARDĀN
Jaw pain can be an aching or sharp pain that may affect your ability to eat and speak. It can be caused from tension in your jaw or around jaw from chronic conditions. But conditions that affect different parts of the face like the sinuses, ears, and teeth can also cause jaw pain.
Common Causes Of Jaw Pain
  • Abscessed tooth - Pus around a tooth that’s caused by a bacterial infection which can spread from the tooth's root to surrounding bone and tissues, causing jaw or facial pain.
  • Arthritis - Jaw joint may become inflamed or begin to break down and cause jaw pain.
  • Gum (periodontal) disease - An infection in your gum caused by poor dental care may cause jaw pain.
  • Trauma - A broken or dislocated jaw is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.
  • Bruxism (grinding teeth) — can affect people of all ages. It can damage teeth and cause jaw pain because teeth grinding can often apply too much pressure. The actions can cause damage and uneven wear to the surface of the teeth, which then causes uneven pressure on the joints of the jawbones.
  • Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) - Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the joints that allow mouth to open and close. TMD happens when joints function improperly, creating symptoms like pain in the sides of your face and jaw. The jaw can make a clicking sound when opening the mouth or chewing.
  • Osteomyelitis – It is an infection that travels through the body's bloodstream affecting an individual's bones and surrounding tissues. It can cause pain in the cheekbones and jaw leading to fever or swelling.
  • Arthritis.
  • Sinus problems.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome - This is where "trigger points" small areas of very tight, contracted muscle tissue cause pain when touched or pressed.
Symptoms Of Jaw Pain
  • Aching pain in your jaw, ear, and/or face: especially in chewing or attempting to open or close your mouth.
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ): This is the hinged joint just in front of the ear.
  • Headache.
  • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing.
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
  • Constant headaches.
  • Ringing in your ears.
  • Dizziness
Who is most often affected?
  • Women - 30 – 50 years.
  • Anyone with the constant habit of chewing gum may find themselves with jaw pain: This is due to simple overuse of the chewing muscles.
  • Sitting with poor posture with your head forward: Such as when looking at a computer screen all day, is sometimes associated with TMJ pain.
Medical Treatments For Jaw Pain
  • Eating soft foods.
  • Applying heat or cold to your jaw.
  • Doing gentle stretching exercises to relax and strengthen your jaw muscles.
  • Physical therapy or exercises to ease tight jaw and neck muscles.
  • Taking over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs).
  • Avoid clenching jaw, biting your nails or grinding your teeth.
  • Muscle relaxants.
  • Mouth guards or other orthodontics to protect from grinding.
How FMTTM Helps
Functional Manual Therapy® (FMTTM) is a comprehensive system of evaluation and treatment through hands on techniques. This approach is based on three pillars: mechanical capacity, neuromuscular facilitation and motor control. Evaluation of the patient based on these pillars not only ensures assessment of the pain but also help to find out the cause of pain.

Functional Manual Therapy® can be a helpful tool in overcoming muscle imbalances of the jaw and area around. We focus on correcting the alignment of the jaw followed by strengthening of the right muscles and releasing of taut muscle groups. Sometimes, there are restrictions in the jaw area from neck and scalp. Releasing those muscles help the jaw to be at ease.
Our Client Speak

I went to Vardan for the first time, almost a year back, with cervical pain. The appointment booking process was easy and simple. Mr Chandramohan explained everything to me and booked my appointment.

At the centre, my case was given to Takshima, who was more than qualified to handle it. She asked about my condition in detail to understand the problem and provide effective treatment. She was able to pinpoint the issue and helped me understand how it can be fixed. From posture correction to regular exercise, Takshima shared everything I could do to relieve the pain. Soon enough I started feeling better the constant pain went away. Sometime later, I injured my leg while playing football and went back to Vardan (Takshima) for a fix. Yet again, with exercises & some changes in the activities, we were able to fix the problem, and I can go back to my rigorous workout regime.

I am thankful to Vardan, and specially Takshima, to help me get relief from my long-lasting cervical pain, and also help fix temporary problems that came up during the treatment. I will continue going to the centre to make sure the pain doesn't come back and bother Takshima with more issues.

- Ankit Kukreja

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