Do you suffer from chronic pain in your cheeks and jaw? Or do you often wake up with a headache that persists throughout the day? Does chronic pain in your neck or face keep you from sleeping? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to schedule a consultation with the professional staff at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders .
Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly called TMJ or TMD, is a chronic disorder that results from the misalignment of your lower jaw and can cause pain and discomfort in the face, neck, and head, as well as make it difficult to sleep. Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders offers TMJ treatments near you at different locations across 7 states.
While TMJ can be caused by many different things, including macro- and micro-trauma to the head and neck, many people who suffer from TMJ may not even know they have it. Often, patients with undiagnosed TMJ can be dismissive of their pain, blaming it on a stressful day or being generally too busy and unrelaxed. However, because of the interrelated nature of your body’s muscular system, pain that may seem disconnected from your jaw, such as that which emanates from behind your eyes, or tension and sinus headaches, is sometimes a direct effect of the misalignment of your mandibular joint.
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is crucial in order for us to be a happy and functional person during the day. For patients with TMJ, sleep can be elusive as they toss and turn trying to find relief from pain. Instead of reaching for an over-the-counter pain reliever or sleep aid, the professional staff at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders can offer treatment options for patients seeking relief from TMJ without the need for invasive surgical procedures or prescription medication. We are proud to provide each of our patients with comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for TMJ.
Treatment for TMJ is a simple, but effective process. Your care provider will use a TENS machine to massage and relax the muscles of your jaw, neck, and shoulders. This electrical current is totally painless and relieves stiffness and improves mobility. Use of a TENS unit can also help relieve pain and increase blood flow to the specific muscle groups. The professional staff at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders has experience in using TENS units to help retrain your jaw muscles to rest in a more natural position. This process is aided through the use of a custom neuromuscular orthodontic device that will help maintain your corrected bite position while you sleep, reducing pain and tension, as well as allowing you to achieve deeper, better quality rest.
If you or a loved one is looking for a TMJ treatment clinic near you, look no further than Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders . Our dedicated and compassionate staff offers comprehensive and non-surgical treatment of TMJ in 7 states. Call us today to schedule your consultation so we can help you find relief from chronic pain and sleep better.