There are many causes of TMD. A proper history and examination should better identify possible causes and sources of the dysfunction. Disc derangement is an extremely common cause that results from improper positioning and/or movement of the biconcave disc within the joint. This typically produces pain, auditory clicking and popping, and jaw locking in more severe cases. Hyper/
A simple history and examination is usually sufficient to diagnosis the cause and source of TMD. As stated before, any dental origin needs to be evaluated by a dentist or dental specialist. In more severe or chronic cases, an MRI maybe necessary to check for disc positioning and possible tearing or fracture and to determine if surgical intervention is needed. In most cases conservative treatment is recommended. Routine conservative treatment can be handled by your primary care physician, chiropractor, or physical therapist. At Dolan Family Chiropractic both Drs Collin and Alorna Dolan have received special training in the management of TMD and have successfully treated a wide variety of injuries as noted above. They follow a simple and painless treatment plan consisting of soft tissue manual therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic adjusting that produces great results without the use of prescription drugs or invasive surgery. Each course of treatment is different based on the underlying cause of the dysfunction but most include the use of therapeutic ultrasound, electric stim treatments, myofascial release, massage, trigger point therapy, stretching, and specific at home exercises and lifestyle modifications to realign the jaw and stabilize the joint to prevent future injury. If you have any questions or would like to personally speak to one of the doctors call Dolan Family Chiropractic at 630-236-3090 or check out the website at http://Dolanchiro.com .
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