Acupuncture for TMJ for TMJ Pain Relief - North Decatur, GA

TMJ pain relief for improvement in limited function through our acupuncture treatment, typically within only 6 visits.

Does acupuncture help with TMJ?

Fortunately, for those suffering from TMJ, acupuncture is extremely helpful in relieving the inflammation, pain and tension commonly associated with the condition. Patients with acute pain can experience immediate relief in a few treatments, with more chronic conditions taking a series of treatments over several weeks.

How Acupuncture Might Treat Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

The primary reason acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is chosen as an approach to healing is because it seeks to resolve the origin of a condition which ultimately results in eliminating the pain and discomfort of the symptoms. So in using acupuncture we are treating the root cause – stress, muscle tension, system imbalances, as well as the pain in the jaw area, all in one treatment. The benefit for the patient is the convenience and potential for resolving a number of related issues within the treatment session. Acupuncture relieves muscle spasms and decreases pain and swelling, releasing the jaw naturally for the joint to move freely. Additional points help flush toxins, boost immunity, calm the mind and balance the other systems within the body such as digestion and sleep.

Our TMJ Protocol for Acupuncture Treatment for TMJ Pain Relief

Step 1

TMJ Specific Orthopedic Exam

Baseline Evaluation
Subjective, Objective and Functional Measures that allow you and Dr. Jones to gauge the level of relief and return of normal function.

Identifies deficiencies in the range of motion of head, neck, and shoulder, and inhibitions of muscles affecting the movement of the Tempo-Mandibular Joint.

In addition, includes palpation to identify trigger points that require attention.

Step 2

Treatments

Intra-Oral Massage
Releases inhibition/constriction of Medial & Lateral* Pterygoid (only muscle that opens jaw*) muscles and the attachment of the Temporalis at the Coronoid Process of the Mandible.

This first step is key for it is not possible to needle inside the mouth. Intra-Oral Massage improves the ability to open and close jaw, without pain.

Perfusion Treatment plus Distal Needling
Improves Blood Flow to Head, Neck, Shoulder and Upper extremities and complements the action of Motor/Trigger Point Treatments.

The Perfusion Treatment modality is essential for maintaining the results of the first treatments and for the healing of chronic cases.

Motor Point and Trigger Point Treatment
Releases Inhibited/Constricted Muscles of Head, Face, Neck, and Shoulder.

This modality thus improves the range of motion in these areas and the function of their muscles and joints and relieves pain in all areas associated with TMJ dysfunction.

Soft Tissue Work
These modalities maintain the results of the initial treatments and help to remodel the soft tissue to normalize structure and function.

Herbal Therapy
Complements and extends the effects of Acupuncture treatments, and greatly assists with stress management.

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Cities We Serve with Acupuncture
for TMJ

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Acupuncture
for TMJ near North Decatur, GA

North Decatur is a census-designated place (CDP) in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 16,698 at the 2010 census.

North Decatur is located at 33°48′11″N 84°17′24″W / 33.80306°N 84.29000°W / 33.80306; -84.29000 (33.803054, -84.290123).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km), all land. The North Decatur CDP's boundaries are:

There is no true center to North Decatur; there are three commercial clusters at corners of the CDP:

Toco Hills, a de facto commercial center for several CDPs north of the city of Decatur, has grown from a country store in 1950, with a single gas pump and a pot-bellied stove, to multiple shopping centers, coffee houses, houses of worship and townhouses.

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