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Do tens machines work particularly well for tmj?

Do tens machines work particularly well for tmj?

No: Tens units "confuse" the brain in the perception of pain signals. Tens may or may not be helpful for many pain conditions but not for any particular painful condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more


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Does anyone have any experience with a t.E.N.S. Machine for tmj?

Does anyone have any experience with a t.E.N.S. Machine for tmj?

Limited: As a surgeon, i don't use tens units for TMJ treatment. Those with the greatest experience would be dentists who specialize in management of TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good or bad for tmj? I would think good because it works the muscles in jaw

Is chewing gum good or bad for tmj? I would think good because it works the muscles in jaw

Usually Not : recommended. Chewing gum can make many kinds of TMJ worse. Try to avoid it. Especially avoid chewing a large wad of gum for a long time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably maximum: At 3 weeks, you're probably at maximum improvement. You may need regular injections every 3-4 months. Occassionally, the need for the injections decreases over time, likely because the underlying disorder has become quiescent. ...Read more

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What works against tmj?

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 more

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Tmj disorder - are there any what are good home remediesto curing this?

Tmj disorder - are there any what are good home remediesto curing this?

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 more

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Dx'd tmj. If this is causing problems in my daily life and work, is fixing it covered under medical in bc?

Dx'd tmj. If this is causing problems in my daily life and work, is fixing it covered under medical in bc?

Check your policy: Bluecross has many different policies... Not all are the same. Some may cover the procedures, some may not. You will need to check with your carrier. ...Read more

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Braces for an openbite and tmj, would this work?

Braces for an openbite and tmj, would this work?

Not recommended: There is an absence of evidence that orthodontic treatment can treat or prevent temporomandibular disorders and open bite is not exception. There are no data regarding the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment for TMJ. ...Read more

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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What is good self-treatment for tmj?

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 more

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