SYMPTOMS

Seemingly “incurable” headache, ear pain, or facial pain could be generated by your jaw joints, bite, and/or spasm in the facial muscles. The majority of TMD sufferers are women; however, it also affects men, children, and adolescents. Often, patients endure a frustration and expensive search for answers and relief of these symptoms:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Ear fullness or pain
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Dizziness
  • Tired jaws
  • Clicking, popping, grating in jaw joint
  • Difficulty closing the teeth together
  • Limited jaw opening or locking
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Snoring
  • Pain when chewing
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DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

At TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Fernando Valley, we perform a comprehensive head, neck and muscle evaluation, motor nerve and reflex testing, range of motion testing, extensive health history evaluation, ICAT diagnostic imaging,  and comprehensive diagnostic photography. Our doctors’ team approach and open communication with referring physicians and other health professionals bring effective team management to help alleviate the cause of patients’ symptoms. Many times, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), neurologists, chiropractors, rheumatologists, primary care providers, and others can be of tremendous value in achieving treatment success.

These methods of treatment may include:

  • Custom-fabricated orthotics to eliminate muscle spasm, decompression of the TM joint, and craniofacial pain by stabilizing the TM joints in the appropriate position
  • Physical medicine modalities (laser, spray and stretch, or therapeutic massage)
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Jaw exercises
  • Motor reflex examination

Please contact Dr. Ariz and Dr. Arami if you would like to learn more about how they improve TMD and provide treatment for craniofacial pain and headaches at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Fernando Valley located in Northridge, California.