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Relieve Symptoms of Jaw Pain with a Melbourne Osteopath

An estimated 5–10% of people report having jaw pain due to joint dysfunction (TMJ strain).

Even though some of these conditions might not have musculoskeletal origins, they will always result in additional pain in the muscles surrounding the joint.

Strain in these muscles can be lessened with osteopathic treatment.
Additionally, it may be beneficial for extending the TMJ joint's range of motion, which will enable you to open your mouth wider.

What are some common symptoms of jaw pain?


Any pain that is associated with the jaw joint, inside the ear, or into the head can be extremely painful for the patient.

In addition, symptoms of jaw pain include:

  • Neck pain

  • Toothaches

  • Sinus Pain

  • Headaches

  • Locking of the jaw

  • The clicking of the jaw

  • Difficulty opening the mouth


How an Osteo can help with jaw pain Issues


The jaw has muscles that extend from the head to the neck, the throat bone, and even the collarbone and shoulder area.

Your osteopath will look for tension in all of these regions when treating jaw pain, as well as any lower-back strain that may be producing referred strain in the neck, throat, and mouth.

Osteopaths can help manage the musculoskeletal causes of jaw pain, which can have many different causes.

Jaw movement is controlled by muscles that can get tight or weak.

Stress and anxiety are frequently linked to problems with the neck and clenching of the teeth.

Jaw pain can be caused by keeping your mouth open for an extended amount of time as a side effect of dental work.

Other causes of dental trauma include tooth extraction, root canals, and other procedures that produce asymmetry in the face, jaw, and upper neck.

Orthodontic work such as braces can cause jaw pain since the face and head must adapt to changes in order for the teeth to straighten when they are adjusted.

Sinus congestion, ear infection, headache, toothaches, and trigeminal neuralgia are some other causes of jaw discomfort.

Osteopathic treatment for jaw pain


Osteopaths us cranial osteopathy, a very mild method.

This technique, which comprises mild balancing movements of the bones, muscles, and ligaments, is ideal for treating jaw pain.

Our osteopaths will examine how your jaw moves, as well as the location and imbalance that may exist between the two bones that comprise your jaw joint.

Osteopaths also check and treat any throat muscle dysfunction that affects your jaw, the vertebrae in your neck and upper spine, and the bones in your head and face.

Lower spine, pelvic, and leg length imbalances can all contribute to jaw pain because the rest of your body has to compensate all the way up to your jaw.

If your jaw pain is caused by continuous orthodontic work, osteopathic treatment throughout the process may help ease pain and dysfunction as your dental arch evolves.


An Osteopath will focus on your whole body not just the affected area

Because an Osteopath takes a holistic approach to treatment, your practitioner may examine other sections of your body in addition to the location producing discomfort.

Osteopaths think that when the body's musculoskeletal system is out of balance and out of alignment, it hinders circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous system function, reducing the body's potential to cure itself.

What to expect from your Osteo jaw pain consultation →



Jaw Pain Osteopaths for Treatment Options in Melbourne

Providing jaw pain Osteopathy to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield.

Dr Amelia Caunt Osteopath The Neighbourhood Clinic


M.H.Sci (Osteo)

B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.)MAOA

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M.H.Sci (Osteo)

B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.), MAOA

Dr Nicholas Arora Osteopath The Neighbourhood Clinic


M.H.Sci (Osteo)

B.Sc. (Clin.Sci.), MAOA

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