Jaw /TMJ & Headaches

Jaw pain, clicking or locking and Headache pain

Imagine how much better your day would look and feel without a sore head or a clicky painful jaw, our Osteopaths are trained to help you find relief.

MPOC Headache treatment

Headaches

Over 20% of the population suffer from headaches, Osteopathic treatment can help.

No matter what the cause of your headaches, whether it is stress, tension, your neck, jaw or posture our Osteopaths can work to identify the cause of your specific headache and aim to reduce the severity or frequency they occur.

Forward head carriage or as we like to call it “ipad neck” is the posture of the head jutting forwards in front of the shoulders from hours spent everyday looking down at mobile phones and tablets. This in turn stretches the spinal cord, nerves, important ligaments and muscles which can then refer pain to the head.

Common causes of head pain we see at Middle Park Osteopathic Clinic:

  • Migraine
  • Tension headaches
  • Stress headaches
  • Unknown cause of headache
  • Neck or posture related headaches
  • Cluster headaches

 

TMJ

If your jaw is causing you pain, tension, clicking or locking Osteopathic treatment can help to improve the mechanics and tension around the jaw muscles and the actual joint (tempero-mandibular joint/TMJ) to reduce your symptoms and reduce tension.

The TMJ/Jaw can often link to other problems in the body such as headaches. If you have headaches your Osteopath will assess your Jaw to rule out or treat any link between the two.

 

Common TMJ/Jaw injuries and causes of pain we see at Middle Park Osteopathic Clinic:

  • Clicking of Jaw
  • Locking of the jaw opened or closed
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Headaches
  • Jaw tension or pain
  • Bells Palsy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia