Therapeutic Massage and BOTOX® for TMJ and associated headache relief can help.
In human anatomy, the masseter is one of the muscles used for chewing (mastication). It is the most obvious muscle of mastication since it is the most superficial and one of the strongest. The masseter muscle can become enlarged in patients who habitually clench or grind (with bruxism) their teeth and even in those who constantly chew gum. This masseteric enlargement (hypertrophy) is asymptomatic and soft; it is usually bilateral but can be unilateral. Even if the hypertrophy is bilateral, asymmetry of the face may still occur due to unequal enlargement of the muscles.
At Revive™ Medical Spa, Ardis will review your medical history, asking about your lifestyle and symptoms, and physically examine your masseters.
Make sure to let Ardis know if you clench or grind your teeth or consistantly chew gum. Also, let her know if you've had an accident or surgery that could be contributing to your pain. Typically, you will have been told by a previous provider durng dental examination that you have bruxism resulting in TMJ syndrome. You’ll also want to bring a list of prescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements that you take regularly to provide a complete history.
The temporomandibular massage treatment gives extensive focus to the muscles that affect TMJ Syndrome: jaw, temple, scalp, and neck. Your first session includes an intake, consultation, education. and your first massage for TMJ dysfunction with the goal of reducing pain in jaw and temple areas. Massage sessions following the initial appointment take approximately 60 minutes. Treatment for TMJ depends on the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your quality of life.
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To learn more about the different treatments, schedule an appointment at Revive™ Medical Spa. Call the office today and speak with a friendly staff member, or book a consultation online.