Does adding physical therapy to my splint help TMJ pain?

Does adding physical therapy to my splint help TMJ pain? To preface this post, the phrase, “Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain” can be quite broad. Medically speaking, we relate this common expression to the umbrella category of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). TMD is defined as a subgroup of craniofacial pain disorders that involve the temporo-mandibular joint, the […]

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Can Physiotherapy help Tinnitus?

Can Physiotherapy help Tinnitus? Tinnitus is defined is the perception of sound in the absence of an acoustic external stimulus. To a person, this correlates to a bothersome auditory perception of noise. There can be many reasons why an individual has these symptoms. A subtype of subjective tinnitus is called somatosensory tinnitus. This basically means […]

How do mouth guards work for TMJ Pain?

The use of mouth guards, also known as oral splints or oral appliances, are commonly used for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). TMD is a collective term that embraces a number of clinical problems that involve the masticatory muscles, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the associated structures. Therefore, even though TMJ is commonly used to describe disorders […]

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Can BPPV involve more than one canal?

common condition treated by Vestibular Physical Therapists and involves Canalith Repositioning Manuevers and in some instances, Vestibular Rehabilitation. Could I have multiple canal BPPV? Even though it is more common to have single canal BPPV, research has shown that multiple canals are involved in some patients. The prevalence varies from 5% (Moon et al 2006) […]

Should I take Vitamin D if I have BPPV?

Should I take Vitamin D if I have BPPV? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of peripheral vestibular vertigo. Known predisposing factors for BPPV include gender, advanced age, head trauma, vestibular neuritis, Meniere’s disease, migraines, otologic surgery, and prolonged bed rest. In many cases, a clinical diagnosis and bedside treatment by […]

Can I get TMJ problems after having molars removed?

It can be common in dentistry to have third molar removal. There are many side effects for having this extraction procedure and many can be serious that need additional dental and/or medical assistance. A more benign condition, but debilitating and painful, can be the possibility to developing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. TMJ is a subset […]

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What helps TMJ pain?

What helps TMJ pain? Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain is just a subset of symptoms under a larger umbrella term entitled, Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are defined by a set of clinical signs that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the masticatory muscles, and related structures involved in the movements of the TMJ. What are treatment options for […]

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Is TMJ related to Tinnitus?

Is TMJ related to Tinnitus? Tinnitus is common with prevalence rates of 10-20%. A subtype of subjective tinnitus is called somatosensory tinnitus. This is when the somatosensory systems, usually the neck and/or jaw, is one of the major influencing factors of modulating the perception of sound. The sounds can be described anywhere from hissing, sizzling, […]

Can Physical Therapy help Tinnitus?

Can Physical Therapy help Tinnitus? Tinnitus is defined is the perception of sound in the absence of an acoustic external stimulus. To a person, this correlates to a bothersome auditory perception of noise. There can be many reasons why an individual has these symptoms. A subtype of subjective tinnitus is called somatosensory tinnitus. This basically […]

Can Betahistine help BPPV?

Can Betahistine help BPPV? BPPV is defined by repeated episodes of acute, short, paroxysmal vertigo, provoked by changes in head position relative to gravity. It is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder and commonly seen in a physical therapy office. The diagnosis of BPPV is clinical and is done mainly through maneuvers that determine what […]

How much does BPPV treatment cost?

What is BPPV? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a clinical syndrome characterized by brief recurrent episodes of vertigo. These usually occur with lying down onto the bed, bending the neck forward or even rolling over in bed. Even though vertigo can be the symptom of very serious disorders, BPPV is a benign condition and […]