TMJ: One of the Most Complex Conditions You’ll Ever Find

 

TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can be painful. You may be aware that like many musculoskeletal disorders, TMJ can be managed but rarely cured. Many doctors only know how to treat TMJ with strong pain medicines or muscle relaxation drugs. Many dentists try to help TMJ patients with special implants that prevent teeth from grinding a night, yet do not take pain away. Some sufferers find relief from this awful disease, yet many don’t.

However, this pain and misunderstood condition can be managed!

Some obvious symptoms that indicate TMJ are…Jaw locking opened or closed

  • Uncontrollable jaw or tongue movements
  • Clicking, popping jaw joints
  • Clenching or grinding at night
  • Grating sounds
  • Inability to open the jaw smoothly or evenly
  • Jaw deviates to one side when opening
  • Inability to “find bite” with teeth
  • Limited opening
  • Frequent, migraine type headaches
  • Extreme pain in cheek muscles
  • Discomfort or pain to any of these areas

 

According to WebMD.com, About 65% to 95% of people who develop TMJ disorder naturally improve with simple nonsurgical treatment.[1]

Walker PT & Pain Center’s proven process has produced successful results in 98.6% of our patients with myofacial pain in 8 sessions or less!

 

Here is the 6 part proven process that assures we deliver and bring documented relief for chronic, acute TMJ patients who report massive improvement by the end of the second session.

  1. We’ve been in practice since December 1982, and have successfully treated over nine hundred TMJ cases.
  2. We address the stress and emotional components with relaxation and breathing exercises.
  3. Our techniques utilize hands-on methods which develops the rapport, trust and healing of our patients.
  4. We have pure experience with patients from myofacial pain to post- operative and post-ballooning conditions.
  5. Our physical therapists have had extensive, advanced training in solely TMJ methods.
  6. Prevention is key with general conditioning exercises, and posture re-education.

 

Just give us a call at (714) 997-5518 to request more information on our TMJ program.

[1] http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/should-i-have-surgery-for-temporomandibular-disorder#zt1408