You Might Be Suffering from TMD and Not Even Know It!

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Do you know what TMD is? Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or also known as TMJ disorder, is a common problem that affects 12% of the population. But most people, and even medical professionals, don’t seem to acknowledge the condition. So how many people does it REALLY affect? Good thing that Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist, wants you to understand TMJ because you might be suffering from it and not even know it!

Complaints of

  • headaches
  • earaches
  • ear ringing
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • neck pain
  • numbness and tingling of the hands and fingers

Signs of

  • bite might be off
  • teeth collapsing inward
  • suffer from constant jaw pain
  • teeth aches
  • tires quickly when talking

These symptoms are experienced by a lot of people but sadly their providers rarely realize their jaw is involved in their diagnosis.

There is a “TMJ merry-go-round” of an unending cycle of provider visits that leaves the patient even more confused than before seeking medical help. The sad reality is that physicians aren’t typically experienced in jaw problems, where medicine tends to consider it being a dentist’s domain; but dentists often lack the understanding of the joint because their work is focused more around teeth, not orthopedics. The good news is Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center is experienced and has treated TMJ pain problems for over 20 years!

Physical therapy can help our patients by relaxing their face and neck muscles with manual manipulation, teach everyday exercises to strengthen the supporting muscles, and teach behavior or diet modifications to keep pain away! At Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, our expert physical therapists are the perfect provider to help you live pain free from TMD!  

Call us today to book an appointment! (714)997-5518

1111 W Town and Country Road Ste 1

Orange, CA 9268

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12 TMJ Symptoms & Successful Results

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According to researchers from the TMJ association and National Institute of Health (NIH), TMJ is such a complex disorder that it is often excluded by researchers and scientists who investigate other joints in the body. Not many know about how to effectively treat TMJ disorder. In fact, researchers claim there are no effective TMD treatments at this time.[1]

However, with Walker PT & Pain Center’s proven process, this misunderstood condition CAN be effectively treated, and its pain managed! Walker PT & Pain Center has produced successful results in 98.6% of our patients with myofacial pain in 8 sessions or less!

12 TMJ Symptoms:

  1. Jaw locking opened or closed
  2. Clenching or grinding at night
  3. Clicking, popping jaw joints
  4. Uncontrollable jaw or tongue movements
  5. Grating sounds
  6. Inability to open the jaw smoothly or evenly
  7. Jaw deviates to one side when opening
  8. Inability to “find bite” with teeth
  9. Limited opening
  10. Frequent, migraine type headaches
  11. Extreme pain in cheek muscles
  12. Discomfort or pain to any of these areas

Tmj symptoms

Success Story:

“I had no hope that my TMJ could be helped. I was pleased to find that Walker Physical Therapy had a procedure to address TMJ. I was elated to experience actual relief and improvement after a short course of treatments. Everyone involved has been interested, helpful and pleasant to work with. Thank you to all.

~C. Law


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TMJ Pain Relief

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Tmj Pain Relief

TMJ Pain Relief


According to Grace Walker, Physical and Occupational therapist , TMJ is as prevalent as it is painful, and unfortunately, a lot of people do not know how to properly handle the pain. Well there’s good news! Here at Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center, we offer TMJ pain relief treatment programs. Oral surgeons countywide refer their patients here for our innovative and effective treatment for TMJ.

TMJ Symptoms:

  • Jaw pain with chewing or biting into an apple
  • Clicking
  • Inability to open mouth wide
  • Headaches
  • Clenching
  • Pain with prolonged talking or singing
  • Jaw locking in open position
  • Neck pain


TMJ Pain Relief Do’s and Don’ts


1. Learn relaxation techniques to help loosen the jaw and the rest of your body.

2. Have your nutrient levels checked.

3. Relax your facial muscles throughout the day.

4. Drink plenty of water and get ample sleep.

5. Take plenty of vitamins.

6. Apply warm compression on the face for twenty minutes daily.


1. Eat hard and chewy foods like nuts and steak.

2. Chew gum.

3. Make extreme jaw movements such as wide yawning or loud singing.

At Walker Physical Therapy, we have been treating jaw pain (T.M.J., T.M.D) patients for over 20 years.  Our therapists thoroughly evaluate each person to identify if the pain is coming from the jaw joint and to treat the root cause of the pain. We work closely with healthcare providers to create a fast and effective program to help each patient recover.

Success Story:

“I had no hope that my TMJ could be helped.  I was pleased to find that Walker Physical Therapy had a procedure to address TMJ.  I was elated to experience actual relief and improvement after a short course of treatments. My therapist is a miracle worker!  Everyone involved has been interested, helpful and pleasant to work with.  Thank you to all.”                                                                                                         ~Caroline L.

Call for an appointment today for TMJ Pain Relief at (714) 997-5518


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