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TMJ & Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD)
An estimated 75% of the U.S. population has experienced one or more signs or symptoms of Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP). Most TMD symptoms are temporary and fluctuate over time, requiring little or no professional intervention; but, an estimated 5-10% of the U.S. population will require professional treatment. TMD and CFP usually involve more than a single symptom and rarely have a single cause. The pain may arise suddenly or progress over months to years with intermittent frequency and intensity.
Because there is no quick fix or immediate cure for TMD and CFP, the most successful and scientifically supported treatments focus on self management and control of aggressive factors. Most patients suffering from both conditions achieve good long term relief with conservative (reversible) therapy. Scientific research demonstrates that over 50% of TMD patients treated with conservative management have few or no ongoing symptoms of TMD.Read More
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TMJ Treatment Options
Physical therapy is an effective treatment for these disorders. Therapists work with patients to identify and reduce contributing factors to musculoskeletal problems, reduce inflammation, restore function and promote repair and regeneration of injured tissues.Read More
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