I’m Suffering from TMJ/TMD
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What is 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.
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Michael Karegeannes is the owner of Freedom Physical Therapy Services and his passion is to treat and assist patients who are suffering from TMD (Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder); CFP (Craniofacial Pain), Cervical Pain, Headaches and Myofascial and Chronic Pain.
Trained by Dr. Mariano Rocabado and Dr. Harry Von Piekartz, Michael is one of the few physical therapists in the United States recognized as a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist with the AAOP and PTBCTT.
TMD Courses for Health Professionals
Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP)
This two-day course provides a basic understanding of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain (CFP). Participants will learn anatomy and biomechanics of the normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as well as abnormal mechanics or pathophysiological mechanics that will require a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach.
Upcoming TMD Courses
February 7-9, 2020 – Fox Point, WI, USA – Cervical Spine UQ
February 29 – March 1, 2020 – Novato, CA, USA
April 4-5, 2020 – Milwaukee, WI, USA
Mike Karegeannes explains the importance of screening for TMJ disorders when treating whiplash injuries and sets proper guidelines for car safety.read more
Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day is on October 7. Find out about new knowledge being discovered about TN and the management of the disease.read more
Can we or can we not palpate the inferior lateral pterygoid (IFL) muscle as part of our exam for our patients suffering from Orofacial Pain?read more