Karen – Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction

Many people who suffer from TMJ disorder are unaware of the benefits of physical therapy. Meet Karen (pictured), who wants to share her PT success story regarding this issue! Karen was accidentally struck by a curtain rod, which affected her mouth alignment. She suffered from jaw pain and a shifting bite for over four months. She even had a molar that was damaged and cracked. Karen experienced disturbed sleep and was unable to chew certain foods. An oral surgeon referred her to physical therapy for TMJ disorder to focus on relieving pain and improving her quality of life. Her rehabilitation included manual therapy combined with Graston instruments to release muscle tension and restore jaw function. Karen responded well to treatment, and in less than one month of physical therapy felt more than 90% improved!

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