TMJ Treatment

Taking Away Your Pain

TMJ related pain treatment is a topic that many Health Care Providers are researching constantly. In addition, those who suffer from this condition are often looking for ways to alleviate their symptoms and restore their quality of life. There are so many viewpoints on the treatment and therapies related to pain relief associated with the head and neck, that sufferers are frustrated and confused. The goal of any therapy should be to alleviate pain and improve the functional side of a patient’s life. It should not be, and will not be the same for everyone. What one sufferer seeks will be unique to that person.

Confusion within the various health care fields adds to the confusion of choosing someone to help deal with TMJ related pain. Within the Chiropractic, Medical and Dental communities there are many long-term biases and debates on the proper course of treatment. Nearly all have their own validity. For the sufferer it is important to have clear understanding of what the health care provider is presenting as treatment and how that treatment should help with the myriad of symptoms.

While many modalities will treat head and neck pain and dysfunction, choose the provider who understands that this is a multi-factorial condition not only affecting the jaws but the head, the neck and the rest of the body. Finding a team of health care providers is often the safest and fastest approach to treating such a complicated problem as TMJ disorders.

Thankfully, a great deal of research has been done on what causes this condition and many non-invasive options are available to help treat it. By analyzing the jaw and teeth carefully, solutions can be developed by health care providers to help a patient treat the pain associated with TMJ disorders.

Non-Invasive Therapy

No one wants invasive surgery to correct a problem. Fortunately most TMJ disorder therapies are non-invasive. This means that by having a health care team provide a coordinated approach to structural balance and a functionally neutral muscle/nerve/bone balance, surgery is rarely required.

TMJ pain related treatment now involves utilizing specially created devices to help align and balance the teeth and jaws correctly and relieve the pressure associated with an imbalanced bite. Chiropractic care can help stabilize the head and neck to support the jaw balance. Alignment of the hips and back can provide stability from the hips up with simple stretching and strengthening exercises. Foot orthotics can anchor the body to the ground without strain. All of these components may be required in a thorough treatment plan for TMJ related pain as discussed before.

Non-Invasive Therapy

No one wants invasive surgery to correct a problem. Fortunately most TMJ disorder therapies are non-invasive. This means that by having a health care team provide a coordinated approach to structural balance and a functionally neutral muscle/nerve/bone balance, surgery is rarely required.

TMJ pain related treatment now involves utilizing specially created devices to help align and balance the teeth and jaws correctly and relieve the pressure associated with an imbalanced bite. Chiropractic care can help stabilize the head and neck to support the jaw balance. Alignment of the hips and back can provide stability from the hips up with simple stretching and strengthening exercises. Foot orthotics can anchor the body to the ground without strain. All of these components may be required in a thorough treatment plan for TMJ related pain as discussed before.

Dental Options

TMJ issues may stem from a misaligned jaw or imbalanced bite both of which put additional pressure on the head, neck, jaws and teeth. Dentists can use technology to balance the bite in function and also to develop custom appliances designed to align the bite. This can help eliminate the pain associated with this condition. These simple procedures allows suffers of TMJ disorders to get treatment without invasive surgeries.

Chiropractic Options

How your jaws function affects and is affected by how the cervical vertebrae are aligned with the head. Finding a Chiropractic therapy to help balance the head and neck is a valuable first step in helping find a neutral and physiologically stable platform for your occlusion and your TMJ.

Chiropractic Options

How your jaws function affects and is affected by how the cervical vertebrae are aligned with the head. Finding a Chiropractic therapy to help balance the head and neck is a valuable first step in helping find a neutral and physiologically stable platform for your occlusion and your TMJ.

Physiotherapy and Massage

The rebalance of the hips and back will be an important aspect of the healing and recovery of the TMJ pain related patient. We are all connected and we ignore any aspect of our structural balance at our own peril. A coordinated effort of many health care professionals is important to achieving optimum results in pain relief.

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