Do you suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction?

What is Temporomandibular Joint:


The Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ is the joint where the jaw bone connects to the skull. The TMJ is the most used joint of the body and, therefore, more prone to injury. Injuries to the joint called temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) are caused by a dysfunction of the mechanics of this joint and can lead to clicking sounds and limitations when opening or closing the jaw, headaches, and neck pain.


Main causes of TMJ:

  • Bruxism
  • Dental Occlusion
  • Stress
  • Nail-biting
  • Chewing gum
  • Grinding of teeth


Elevate PT provides focused care on TMJ physical therapy in Chicago, and the TMJ specialists are trained to identify the causes and stages of jaw dysfunction. Proven exercises which provide pain relief and long-term correction are prescribed to alleviate and manage TMJ pain and restore the joint.