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Will physical therapy help my tmj?

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In brief: Maybe

Physical therapy may help.

In brief: Maybe

Physical therapy may help.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, short term

Pt is a great adjunct to treatment that relaxes muscles.
The problem is that a failure to correct the bite to support that muscle relaxation allows the muscles to quickly assume their original tense state.

In brief: Yes, short term

Pt is a great adjunct to treatment that relaxes muscles.
The problem is that a failure to correct the bite to support that muscle relaxation allows the muscles to quickly assume their original tense state.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Steven Bender
Bite relationships are rarely if ever a factor in TMDs
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Often

Often it will help, especially in conjunction with other modalities of treatment.

In brief: Often

Often it will help, especially in conjunction with other modalities of treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Possibly

Pt can help, but often in conjunction with a oral appliance and the supervision of a dentist/tmj specialist.
A TMJ doctor will often use some pt in their office- tens, ultrasound, exercises and work along with a physical therapist.

In brief: Possibly

Pt can help, but often in conjunction with a oral appliance and the supervision of a dentist/tmj specialist.
A TMJ doctor will often use some pt in their office- tens, ultrasound, exercises and work along with a physical therapist.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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