Some people have complained that they feel extreme pain in their jaw after experiencing car accident or motor collision. This pain possibly happens due to the dislocated temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Some of those having decayed tooth also complain about the TMJ pain. They have tried to relieve the pain by filling tooth or having some other methods, but the TMJ pain does not go away. If this is the case, maybe the cause is on the joint itself. Many people have become so stressed by the pain caused by the TMJ disorder. In many cases, the pain is so severe that it hampers their daily activities.
The medical solution is mostly chosen as the answer to fix TMJ. Doctors will probably prescribe some kinds of medications to help you relieve the pain. At first, maybe you can use some over-the-counter pain relievers to help relieve the pain but if the pain persists, some stronger pain relievers may be prescribed. Some medications that are usually used for depression, such as amitriptyline, may also be prescribed. Other kinds of medications used are muscle relaxants to help relax the muscle and thus relieve the pain. Some people who experience TMJ disorder usually also have the habit of nighttime teeth clenching so sedative like clonazepam (Klonopin) may also be given.
Some therapies may also be offered for fixing TMJ. Bite guards (a soft or firm device) may be inserted into your teeth to help maintain the condition of your jaw and relieve the pain. Some physical therapies may also be taken, including moist heat and ice, jaw muscles exercises, and ultrasound. You can also have some counseling with your doctor or other health care providers to understand what factors that cause and worsen your condition. In this counseling you will be taught how to avoid the triggering factors.
Some people also have opted for other alternative treatments as a way to get rid of TMJ disorder. One of the alternative treatments used is chiropractic treatment. The chiropractors will apply soft and gentle pressure on your jaw to fix any dislocation which causes the pain. In chiropractic, there are no drugs or surgeries involved, so it is relatively safe for everyone and has no significant side effects. The treatment is natural and since the force is adjustable, you should not be worried that it will hurt your jaw. Many people have reported long-term relief of TMJ after having some chiropractic treatment.