At Vital Energy, our therapists have extensive experience treating migraines and TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. This disorder restricts your ability to move your jaw up and down and side to side, affecting everyday activities such as speaking or chewing. It can be caused by grinding your teeth, arthritis in the joint, or stress that causes you to tighten facial and jaw muscles. TMJ and frequent migraine headaches are usually closely related.
Offered at both our Lexington & Columbia locations, dry needling is a widely accepted physical therapy treatment that is similar to acupuncture, but not the same. It has the ability to promote biomechanical and chemical changes within the muscle without the use of drugs by targeting the body's own unique mechanisms of tissue healing and pain relief.