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TMJD and Chiropractic Care

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016

downloadChiropractics are knows to be able to fix most of the pains out there, but how good are they with the  pains that are not that known to the wider public? Temporomandibular joint disorder is one of such pains, and people that have to deal with it are suffering from excruciating pains, and are just begging for solution. Well, the solution might be here, but only if we edtermine that the chiropractors know how to cure Temporomandibular joint disorders. And that is what we have set out to discover – can chiropractics really help people with their  Temporomandibular joint disorders, and if they can, how do they do it.

But, in order to see if the chiropractors could fix a Temporomandibular joint disorder, we first have to determine what  Temporomandibular joint disorder really is. It should be said that it is not a specific pain that the people experience, but is more of an umbrella term for the pains that have to do with muscles of mastication and the temporalmandibular joints. This pain usually occurs at the time of the movement of these muscles and joints, and is usually very sharp and can greatly deteriorate people’s lives. It is said that around 25% of the adult people suffer from this disorder, and therefore finding a cure for it is really important. So, let’s see if the chiropractors could do anything about it.

In order to get an answer to this question, we met up with a chiropractor from Vancouver, and he told us all we need to know about this issue. He said that there haven’t been that many studies with people suffering from TMJD seeking chiropractic help, but there was one, and it offered assuring results. All the people that took part in this study suggested that they were feeling a lot better after chiropractic help, which is great news.

When it comes to the treatment used to cure these people, it consists of several stages. According to this chiropractor, this work has to be done in stages, or else it won’t work. The first one of these is called the Stage of Acute Inflammation and Active Congestion, and the procedures used here include cryotherapy, ice massage, compression, vapocoolant spray assistance, pressure bandage, pulsed alternating current treatment, reflex therapy, and finally, rest, which is crucial.

Then comes the Stage of Passive Congestion, and the treatments used here include mild adjustments, thermal wraps, vibromasagges, moisten superficial heat and ultrasound treatments. The third stage is called the Stage of Fibroblastic Activity and Possible Fibrosis, and it is one of most crucial ones. It consists of deep heat, articular adjustments, transverse friction massages, heavy local vibromassages, mild exercises, and the use of ultrasound throughout the process.images

The final stage is called the Stage of Reconditioning, and it is physically the most demanding. It consists of direct articular therapies, extremely progressive remedial exercises, as well as the introduction of some nutritional supplements that are suppose to strengthen the connective tissue integrity of the joints and the muscles.

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