We see a lot of patients who have symptoms radiating into the head or facial area. They may have a feeling of pressure behind the eyes, in the ears or sinuses. There may be visual changes, teeth, gum or TMJ pain, headaches or restriction of movement in the neck and jaw. Some have sensitivity to light, noise, movement and changes of position.
Physiotherapy can be a great help with facial and jaw pain. We will assess and treat the changes in the neck, upper back and jaw and all the muscles associated with these areas.
We look at posture, habits, workload and history. We will determine the nature and irritability of the problem, stretch or compression of joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves. We then work very gently and precisely to resolve the problem.
Education is a large part of the treatment, enabling you to improve optimally and prevent recurrence.