A 48-year-old member asked:
can chiropractors help with tmj/tmd tinnitus?
5 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes and no: Chiropractors are trained so if they are confident, then they are good. But with any doctor i'm any discipline, just ask questions and if something doesn't make sense. Ask questions!
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: Start with yor dentist first. If youtmj is not moving properly on both sides, some chiropractors are trained to restore normal motion. I make a oral splint for the patient then refer them to the chiropractor to un lock the affected side.
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes and NO: Chiropractors can help with tmj/tmd symptoms, including tinnitus. But the best chiropractors that i work with have an excellent knowledge of tmd and know better than to manipulate the jaw. So i would recommend if they work had in hand with a tmd specialist and vise versa. Often the chiropractic adjustments may not hold due to the bite needing realignment or a mouthpiece.
Pain Management 36 years experience
No: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain.TMD in most cases is an inflammatory disease and in many cases requires prescription medication and rarely surgical procedure. Chiropractors are not licensed to perform surgery or prescribe medication.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Sometimes : Chiropractic is like physical therapy. Better is a TMJ dental specialist.
Last updated Oct 9, 2017
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