What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ Disorder or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder occurs where the lower jaw connects to the skull. The temporomandibular joint or TMJ is responsible for giving your mouth its range of motion. It enables your jaw to hinge open and closed and move side to side.
TMJ Disorder affects the movement of the TMJ and is a common cause of facial pain and dental issues. TMJ can cause several symptoms such as:
- Jaw pain and discomfort
- Facial pain and headaches
- Facial muscle spasms
- Difficulty chewing
- Tendency to chew on one side
- Trouble opening the mouth
- Locking of the jaw
- Jaw not aligning
- Ringing in the ear
- Jaw popping, clicking or grinding noise
At Mountainview Health and Wellness TMJ Disorder can be treated by using therapy and rehabilitation techniques such as:
- Manual therapy
- Stretching exercises
- Postural training
- Active rehab
Cost Coverage, Insurance and Benefits
Most health insurance providers will partially or fully cover services like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, massage therapy, psychology, clinical counselling and acupuncture.
A portion or all of your treatment fees could be covered, depending on if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, have a worker’s compensation claim or extended health benefits.
Call Mountainview Health and Wellness today. Our staff can help you find out what you’re covered for, which could include:
- ICBC insurance
- Third-party insurance
- WCB insurance
- Extended health benefits
We accept all major credit cards, debit and cash.
As of April 1st, ICBC has increased the number of pre-approved health services you are entitled to. What this means for you is increased care in case you are injured in a motor vehicle accident.
We accept insurance from most providers which includes:
Our practitioners are all licensed and registered
Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – BC (CAOT-BC)
BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK)
Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC)
BC Psychological Association (BCPA)
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)