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Are jaw manipulations effective at treating tmj?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not alone

If by manipulations you are referring to chiropractic care, remember that without simultaneously supporting the new jaw position that results from an adjustment, the cervical alignment will revert back.
So, fabricating and adjusting a bite appliance after each visit to a nucca, ao or osteopath will be of limited value. When , combined dramatic results are possible.

In brief: Not alone

If by manipulations you are referring to chiropractic care, remember that without simultaneously supporting the new jaw position that results from an adjustment, the cervical alignment will revert back.
So, fabricating and adjusting a bite appliance after each visit to a nucca, ao or osteopath will be of limited value. When , combined dramatic results are possible.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Occasionally

Occasionally. Depends on the type of TMJ problems.
See an oral surgeon for expert advice.

In brief: Occasionally

Occasionally. Depends on the type of TMJ problems.
See an oral surgeon for expert advice.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. John Van der Werff
Seeing a TMJ expert is key

In brief: Caution!!!

Be careful when allowing manipulations of the jaw joint.
A specialist should be the one doing it, if at all. Manipulation of the jaw may result in torn articular disks and additional symptoms. Don't try and do yourself.

In brief: Caution!!!

Be careful when allowing manipulations of the jaw joint.
A specialist should be the one doing it, if at all. Manipulation of the jaw may result in torn articular disks and additional symptoms. Don't try and do yourself.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Maybe

Only way to know is to try it.
But don't give up after only one treatment. And i would also get more than one opinion before jumping into jaw manipulation. I am not a fan of scraping bone against bone before other options are tried.

In brief: Maybe

Only way to know is to try it.
But don't give up after only one treatment. And i would also get more than one opinion before jumping into jaw manipulation. I am not a fan of scraping bone against bone before other options are tried.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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