Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

About Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

The joints connecting your jawbones to skull is a hinge joint called temporomandibular joint. This joints allow you to chew, open and close mouth, sing, talk and smile. TMJ disorders are not limited to teeth and jaw. They are systemic complex conditions involving central nervous system, immunological and genetic components. TMJ disorders treatment is a complex process requiring interventions by experienced specialists of jaw pain.

Why IPRC Is The Choice Of Clinic For TMJ Disorders?

TMJ disorders patients often visits different medical practitioners for reducing their symptoms without resolving their TMJ disorder completely. Most TMJ specialists focus on treating symptoms without attempting to go to the main cause of TMJ disorders.
At IPRC, we believe that movement and pain disorders never happen randomly. It is our target and goal to understand the exact cause of dysfunction and pain and to correct it as early as possible. Multiple factors are involved in TMJ disorders. We continue treatment until your pain and dysfunction goes away.
Our personalized and individualized one-on-one treatment approaches ensures that you receive best and appropriate care for the unique condition you are suffering from. We never utilize one-size-fit-all approach for treatment of TMJ disorders.

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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Get Better And State-of-the-art Treatment Of TMJ Pain

If you have an active lifestyle and you want to return to your sports and activities as early as possible and cannot wait long for healing from pain and injuries. You want complete recovery faster so that you can return to your routine activities and sports. IPRC will be choice of clinic providing appropriate treatment to ensure full recovery within the shortest possible time.
The physical therapy experts at IPRC understands that every patient has unique condition and unique anatomy and every injury has specific and distinctive characteristics. Run-of-the mill physical therapy clinics uses one-size-fit-all approaches for patient care, utilizing the same cookie-cutter exercises that fails to properly rehabilitate patients.
At IPRC, we use one-on-one and personalized treatment approach that is especially design to treat your pain. Our individualized treatment protocols ensures that you get proper treatment to eliminate the source of your pain. We are fully aware the rehabilitation takes time, so we make sure that time invested in therapy should be properly utilized and not wasted.
From our state-of-the-art equipment to top-notch physical therapy treatment, we ensure that our patients get best musculoskeletal rehab. Our experience of combining state-of-the-art equipment, professional expertise and cutting-edge training technologies makes IPRC the number one clinic to treat your pain in shortest possible time.

Diagnosis Of TMJ Disorders

Diagnosis of TMJ disorders depends on symptoms reported by patients as well as appropriate assessment and physical examination of neck, jaw, head and face. A recent study showed that widespread body pain is often reported in people suffering from TMJ disorders. At IPRC, we utilize holistic approach for diagnosis of your TMJ disorders. We are fully aware that human body function as integrated system of different structures that work together as a whole unit. Many doctors often treat only one part of body at a time, although your jaw pain can be caused by problem in another part of your body. Isolating only one part often leads to misdiagnosis and inappropriate and ineffective treatment that consumes more time and are more costly as well without resolving pain and dysfunction. At IPRC, we perform appropriate physical examination and evaluate your symptoms to properly diagnose and treat the root cause of your pain and dysfunction.

Symptoms, Causes And Risk Factors Of TMJ Disorders


  • Stiffness and pain in your jaw
  • Muscular pain from chewing
  • Pain radiating to your face and neck
  • Locking of jaw
  • Popping, clicking and grating sensations while moving jaws
  • Tinnitus or ringing in ear
  • Upper and lower teeth misalignment
  • Headaches


  • Poor and bad posture
  • Teeth grinding and clenching due to stress
  • Dental issues
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Trauma
  • Chronic systemic inflammation
  • Anxiety
  • Infection

Risk Factors

  • Female
  • Middle age
  • Caucasian
  • Chronic stress
  • Smoking
  • Inappropriate dental fittings
  • Contraceptive use

TMJ Treatment at IPRC

Treatment of TMJ disorders should be conservative and procedures that involve permanent structure altering and affecting alignment teeth or jaw should be avoided according to National Institute of Health (NIH).

Typical Treatment Of Pain In TMJ Include

  • Relaxation and stretching techniques
  • Icing
  • Prescription pain medications
  • Different stabilizing devices that fit your teeth

However, these traditional treatment protocols only provide temporary relief of your pain without resolving the exact cause of your TMJ dysfunction.

At IPRC, we utilize cutting-edge technologies along with manual therapies to restore jaw function that is pain free. Our treatment methods are evidence based and our specialists are experienced and have excellent skills that are rarely found in private clinics.

At IPRC, Your Treatment May Include The Following Combination Of Therapies

Manual Oro-facial massage therapy:

This therapy will relax your muscles and will restore balanced tension in connective tissues and muscles of the jaw.

Posture Re-education

Educating patient on correct posture will reduce your TMJ dysfunction and pain.

Dry Needling

Dry needling of different myofascial trigger points of jaw is effective in relieving pain and improving function of jaws in patients suffering from TMJ disorders.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

DNS technique will help in restoring innate functional movement patterns by stimulation of central nervous system in retraining of neurophysiological patterns of your locomotion system. It will also help in correction of motor deficiencies.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax tissue tension.

Interferential Current (IFC)

Interferential current (IFC) is electrical muscle stimulation to relieve pain and promote faster healing of our patients.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

TENS is used to slow down the pain signals that goes to brain and spinal cord which may help in muscle relaxation and reducing pain.

Get Fast And Effective Treatment Of TMJ Disorders That Really Works

Most cases of TMJ resolves with self-care strategies like applying ice to your temporomandibular joint, eating soft foods, managing stress and stretching exercises. But if you are experiencing pain and dysfunction of TMJ that is not resolving or getting worse with time, then you may need professional interventions.
IPRC is featured with advanced and modern technologies for treating your injuries, pain syndromes and movement disorders. Our treatment approaches are evidence based and success of our patients proved effectiveness of our treatment.
The physical therapists at IPRC utilizes treatment approaches for restoring pain free movements of our patients. We are fully dedicated to provide best possible care to our patients. Our experience and expertise and top-notch physical therapy make IPRC the choice of clinic for reducing pain and dysfunction of TMJ.

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Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy

Certified Mulligan Practitioner

He is also Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) in 2020. Mulligan Manual therapy is used to treat pain and injuries like back pain, neck pain, upper and lower extremities injuries. It reduces pain and improves mobility and range of motion. Mulligan concepts include natural apophyseal glides (NAGS), Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGS) and Mobilization with Movement (MWM) to treat variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Aleem is only CMP of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.