for TMJ Pain Relief
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
TMJ Specific Orthopedic Exam
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.
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.
Complements and extends the effects of Acupuncture treatments, and greatly assists with stress management.
for TMJ Pain Relief near Centerville, GA
Centerville is a city in Houston County, Georgia, United States. The city is a part of the larger Macon-Warner Robins Combined Statistical Area. It was incorporated March 25, 1958. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 7,148, up from 4,278 in 2000. The city's central location, proximity to major highways and interstates, and excellent quality of life makes it one of the top bedroom communities in Georgia. In 2016, Centerville was ranked 7th Happiest City in Georgia by zippia.com, a website devoted to career-related rankings.
Contrary to popular belief, Centerville owes its name not to its geographical position within the state of Georgia, but its position between County seat of Bibb County (Macon) and the county Seat of Houston County (Perry). Historically, it is also located centrally between that of Wellston (today's Warner Robins) and Byron. The earliest Houston County maps show a settlement called Busby, where modern Centerville now stands. Historical documents also show this settlement was called LaVilla, Gunn, Dunbar, and Toy at various times. In 1882, a land map indicated the town as Busbayville. The area map of 1888 shows the community as Centerville, the first known reference to the present name. In 1900, Centerville citizens applied for a local post office, but postal authorities required a different name for the town since there was already a Centerville Post Office located in Gwinnett County. The town name was changed to Hattie in honor of the daughter of Mitchell F. Etheridge, a state representative. When the post office relocated to Byron a few years later, the town of Hattie was changed back to Centerville.
Centerville is located in northern Houston County at(32.632111, -83.677950). It is bordered to the east and south by the city of Warner Robins and to the west by the city of Byron in Peach County. U.S. Route 41 passes through the west side of Centerville, leading north 17 miles (27 km) to Macon and south 12 miles (19 km) to Perry, the Houston County seat. State Route 247 Connector (Watson Boulevard) forms the southern edge of Centerville, leading east into Warner Robins and west 3 miles (5 km) to Interstate 75 at Exit 146.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Centerville has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km), of which 0.023 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.58%, are water.
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,228 people, 2,891 households, and 2,122 families residing in the city.
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