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Do Tens Machines Work Particularly Well For Tmj
I had botox for TMJ spasm two weeks go. Lot of improvement. But will its effects continue gradually or is this as good as it might get?
Find a good dentist: Locate a dentist with special training in cranio-mandibular disorders. Most average dentists do not know how to diagnose and treat this problem comprehensively. A trained professional can generally help you improve the symptoms in a short time, without surgery or disfigurement. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few ideas: Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Dx'd tmj. If this is causing problems in my daily life and work, is fixing it covered under medical in bc?
Will correcting my underbite relieve my TMJ pain? I am in my 20s and have an underbite that may be the cause of my tmj. Will treatment fix the TMJ as well?
Yes to some degree: You have multiple things going as i read this. The underbite has many detrimental factors associated with it through out your life. I would seek an orthodontic professional that could examine you and base his treatment recommendations on qualified information . This initial exam is usually at no cost. See someone soon! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Common sense!: Tmj problems often respond to simple conservative treatment. This includes a soft, non-chewing diet consisting of things like mashed potatoes or grits, and avoiding gum chewing. Also, many patients respond well to over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (aleve). Another mainstay of treatment is moist heat applied to the joint. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers