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Updated: Mar 28

Are you struggling with jaw pain, headaches, or discomfort? Headache & Tendon Clinic stands out as the leading clinic for resolving Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain and dysfunction.

Unveiling the Relationship between TMJ Disorders and Headaches

TMJ disorders entail an internal disruption within the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), causing a displacement of the disc from its typical alignment with the mandibular condyle and the temporal bone. It's estimated that around 25% of the population experiences this issue, initially managed with non-surgical methods. If these methods fail, surgical interventions like meniscectomy and disc repositioning may be necessary. Recent studies using magnetic resonance imaging reveal that even asymptomatic individuals may have disc displacement, highlighting the prevalence of this condition.

The advent of TMJ arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure, has revolutionized treatment options, filling the gap between unsuccessful non-surgical treatments and invasive procedures. This approach, alongside arthrocentesis, has gained popularity in treating TMJ internal derangements resistant to non-surgical therapy.

Understanding the Clinical Stages

Anatomical and clinical studies have shed light on the progression of TMJ disorders, classifying them into four clinical stages:

  1. Stage One - Disc Displacement with Reduction: Characterized by reciprocal clicking due to anterior disc displacement, often accompanied by limited mouth opening.

  2. Stage Two - Disc Displacement with Reduction and Intermittent Locking: Features additional episodes of limited mouth opening, akin to hitting an obstruction.

  3. Stage Three - Closed Lock: Presents with the disappearance of clicking noises but persistent limited opening, causing TMJ pain and chronic discomfort.

  4. Stage Four - Disc Displacement without Reduction and Degenerative Joint Disease: Represents advanced TMJ dysfunction, marked by thinning and perforation of the disc.

Understanding these stages elucidates the progressive nature of TMJ disorders and underscores the importance of timely intervention to mitigate associated symptoms and complications.

Why us?

Why is Headache & Tendon is your best choice, addressing key concerns associated with TMJ issues: 

1. Understanding TMJ and Its Impact on Your Life -

The temporomandibular joint is a critical hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. When this joint faces issues, it can lead to a range of problems known as TMJ disorders. Symptoms can be multiple & include neck pain, facial pain, ringing in the ears, fogginess & other symptoms impacting your overall quality of life.

2. The Pervasive Issue of TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders manifest in various ways, from persistent jaw pain to debilitating headaches. If you're experiencing clicking or popping sounds, asymmetrical jaw movements, tooth pain, or the locking of your jaw, seeking professional help is crucial.

3. Why Choose Headache & Tendon Clinic?

Expertise in TMJ Disorders

Headache & Tendon Clinic specializes in treating TMJ disorders, offering experienced professionals dedicated to resolving your specific concerns. We understand the complexity of jaw joint issues and tailor treatments to your unique needs.

Holistic Approach to Care

We go beyond conventional approaches. Our clinic adopts a Medical holistic methodology, combining internal and external manual therapy techniques, and the combination of cranial osteopathy, manipulative AND Neuro muscular approaches to address TMJ dysfunction. This ensures that all aspects of your jaw health are considered for optimal results.

Patient-Centric Care

At Headache & Tendon Clinic, you're not just a patient; you're an individual with unique needs. We prioritise patient-centric care, providing personalized attention to those suffering from jaw-related issues. 

Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.

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