Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Jaw Pain

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Jaw Pain Treatment in Nashville, TN

Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy

If you are lucky enough to be coming across Steve Kravitz, run, don’t walk to see him, you will not be disappointed. I have been seeing Steve regularly for going on two years and he is the only therapist I have found that effectively manages my chronic neck pain, TMJ, headache, fatigue, sleep and stress related symptoms. After years of trying other types of therapies like acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, shiatsu, osteopaths, and more, I can confidently say that his skill set is unique. Combining a foundation of Physical Therapy training with Craniosacral therapy, nerve mobilization and other techniques that were new to me, Steve effortlessly pulls from a deep well of knowledge to read and meet your body’s specific needs. Beyond his undeniable talent, he is also professional and trustworthy in a way that makes you feel comfortable, safe and taken care of. I could not recommend anyone more highly than Steve Kravitz, he has hugely improved my quality of life.
— Seldon H.

●      Symptoms of TMJ -

It’s reported that roughly 10 million people experience some type of TMJ related symptom everyday. The temporomandibular joint is one of the most important structures of your jaw by acting as a sliding hinge connecting your jawbone to your skull. Patients experience limitations and deviations in the jaw’s normal range of motion, aching pain, difficulty sleeping, as well as locking of the joint. This explains why patients commonly refer to it as ‘locked jaw’ when having difficulty opening and closing their mouth.

 

●      Causes of TMJ -

Injury to teeth, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding and gum chewing can cause TMJ symptoms to occur. Poor posture, stress, and arthritis are multiple factors that contribute to muscle tightness and dysfunction that distinguish this condition. It is not yet known if these causes directly lead to TMJ syndrome or simply as a result to this disorder.

 

●      How to Get Relief from TMJ Symptoms-

Because the jaw has so many important roles and connects to many sensitive nerves, TMJ symptoms can really lessen someone’s quality of life. Dr. Steve Kravitz provides a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare using techniques of joint mobilization, deep tissue mobilization, and muscular retraining that is uniquely tailored to relieve patient's specific problems overtime. Each treatment is gentle and non-invasive, focusing on releasing the tension and discomfort and aiding in ultimate relief.

 


Schedule Your First Appointment -

Dr. Steve Kravitz of Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy provides a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare in order to ensure the highest quality care for patients in Nashville, Tennessee and New York, New York. Treatments are a unique, personalized approach to Physical Therapy which has been developed over twenty years to aid in ultimate pain relief.

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