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Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Short term

Drugs provide momentary relief, but fail to address the underlying reason for the muscle pain.

In brief: Short term

Drugs provide momentary relief, but fail to address the underlying reason for the muscle pain.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Muscle relaxers are helpful for the muscular pain associated with TMj disorders.

In brief: Yes

Muscle relaxers are helpful for the muscular pain associated with TMj disorders.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Somewhat

Muscle relaxants, i found in my practice, are not very effective in the long run.
The meds may mask the real problem. An exam and evaluation are needed to attempt to find the source of the problem and treat without using meds.

In brief: Somewhat

Muscle relaxants, i found in my practice, are not very effective in the long run.
The meds may mask the real problem. An exam and evaluation are needed to attempt to find the source of the problem and treat without using meds.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMJ

Muscle relaxers can be helpful when the TMJ prevents your jaw from opening widely -- otherwise, antiinflammatories (nsaids or prednisone) and/or dental appliances are helpful.
This joint may also respond to steroid injection, or, as a last resort, surgical correction.

In brief: TMJ

Muscle relaxers can be helpful when the TMJ prevents your jaw from opening widely -- otherwise, antiinflammatories (nsaids or prednisone) and/or dental appliances are helpful.
This joint may also respond to steroid injection, or, as a last resort, surgical correction.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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