TMJAt Apex Headache Clinic, Belfast, our specialist physios treat people who are suffering from TMJ pain or jaw pain, as it’s more commonly called on a daily basis.

The temporomandibular joint (the TMJ) connects the jaw to your skull. If this joint becomes injured or starts to cause symptoms, the results can be miserable to suffer.

Causes of TMJ / jaw pain include injury of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, poor posture, a neck or head injury, arthritis and can even be the result of excessively chewing gum.

Problems with the jaw joint or pain in the jaw itself is very common, and can be very painful, frustrating and restrictive for the sufferer. There are many symptoms that dysfunction of the jaw joint (TMJ) or jaw can cause and we can successfully clear most of them, including:

  • Pain in the jaw joint, the TMJ
  • Jaw clicking, grinding or popping
  • Restricted jaw movements such as opening your mouth
  • Headaches
  • Stiff or sore jaw muscles
  • Intermittent locking of the jaw joint


Whether you’re suffering from jaw pain, or a bothersome clicking of the jaw joint (the TMJ joint) which can be both painful and/or embarrassing when in company, or a restricted opening of your jaw, which can be bothersome when eating many foods, such as apples and burgers and /or painful also, or even temporary locking of the jaw joint, where you can’t open or close your mouth for a number of seconds, we can help and clear all of these problems in the vast majority of cases.

Here at Apex Headache Clinic, Belfast, we have a very high success rate in treating and clearing TMJ / jaw pain. Our unique treatment regime for treating TMJ pain includes either manual mobilisation techniques of the jaw itself or mobilisation of a stiffened segment in your neck/spine, which is very commonly involved and related to the TMJ joint problems and jaw pain. This technique is called the Nelson Spinal Approach™, which is not available in any other clinics in Northern Ireland. In the vast majority of cases, we can clear the TMJ pain and dysfunction using either one or a combination of both of these techniques.

Contact Apex Headache Clinic for your initial assessment. There may be a drug free cure for your TMJ pain / jaw pain waiting for you…