Patient Comments: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder?

Comment from: Ray, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 11

I found temporary relief through being prescribed Tylenol 3 for pain, a medication to relax my jaw muscles and a medication to reduce inflammation. My doctor had previously misdiagnosed me with an ear infection. When the amoxicillin didn't seem to stop the pain after the infection was healed, I went back to my physician only to find that I have TMJ. This is some real bad pain. I hope they find a real solution to this problem.

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Comment from: long beach, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 07

I have suffered with TMJ for years. I finally saw a Chiropractor that specializes in TMJ. He actually stuck his fingers in my mouth to adjust my jaw. I was a bit sore for the day, but after that I have been PAIN FREE.

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Comment from: Carolyn, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I have a guard that I wear for my upper teeth at night, but still wake up in the early part of the morning with a terrific headache. Sometimes I can hardly open my mouth at all without my jaw hurting so bad and sometimes popping of my jaw. It is a constant dull ache. I use a naproxen capsule when needed for pain. I have also been prescribed some pain medicine when the pain is so unbearable.

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Comment from: Maybe, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

Acupuncture treatment to the area greatly reduces pain.

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