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My daughters TMJ pain is affecting her life. How can she get

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My daughters TMJ pain is affecting her life. How can she get help for this
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: she has had a flare up for 3 weeks, doctor prescribes pain relief but it’s not working
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: 5 mths post partem after c section
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

What did the CT scan of the TMJ show?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Hasn’t had Ct scan
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

Ideally a CT scan should be done for the evaluation.

The following would help her:

A. Medicines;


1) Paracetamol

2) Anxiety reducing medicines; called as anxiolytics, will need prescription for it.

3) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

4) Benzodiazepines

5) Muscle relaxants


B. Psychological interventions; 


1) Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)

2) Relaxation techniques

3) Stress management


C. Alternative therapies


1) Acupressure

2) Acupuncture

3) Massage

4) Hypnosis

D. Physical therapy modalities


1) Transcutaneous electrical stimulation

2) Iontophoresis

3) Phonophoresis

4) Biofeedback

5) Superficial and deep heat

6) Therapeutic exercise; like Lateral jaw movement, Protrusive jaw movement, Tongue-up exercise, Resisted opening, Resisted closing.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

I wish your daughter all the very best in life.