- January 10, 2013
Being constantly uncomfortable sounds like an awful way to live your life – but that’s exactly what people suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) have to go through every day. TMD is often caused by bruxism, or a misaligned bite. Maybe you’ve suffered from one of those ailments, or you’ve experienced a similar feeling of perpetual pain too and have been wondering what could be the cause of it. TMD may very well be the answer you’ve been looking for. Here are several common symptoms:
- Constant pain in the shoulder, neck, and back
- Jaw pain
- Facial pain
- A jaw that’s clicking or popping
- Difficulty with chewing and/or biting
If many of these sound familiar to you, don’t worry. TMD is treatable, and relief is possible. Here at the Philadelphia-based practice of Dr. DiGiallorenzo, our team is committed to providing you personalized care at both our Collegeville and Williamsport offices that treats not just the symptoms of your TMD, but the cause itself, while still holding your health as a top priority.
First of all, to provide completely accurate diagnoses for our patients, Dr. DiGiallorenzo combines cone beam technology with a thorough bite and neuromuscular evaluation, among other techniques. Once we know what your unique needs are as our patient, we can share with you the variety of the treatments we offer in order to help combat your symptoms. Just a few of the treatments we can provide you with include the use of an orthotic appliance, nutritional supplements designed to provide relaxation and support, vapor coolant sprays, massage therapies, and many more. Please peruse our website for more information about all the services we provide.
Please call either our Collegeville or Williamsport office if you have questions about our TMD treatments, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. DiGiallorenzo. Patients from the Philadelphia area and beyond are always welcome to take part in our up-to-date and effective care that focuses on your health first and foremost.