Could sleep be the best remedy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD)? It may not be the absolute solution— but sleep can significantly improves TMJ pain symptoms and pain.
Sleep Deprivation and TMJ Pain
Lack of sleep can be detrimental to those suffering from inflammation, autoimmune disease, and TMJ sufferers. Why? Sleep deprivation or disturbances increases the symptoms of a TMJ disorder. Even things such as your posture are affected by lack of sleep. Just imagine, you get little sleep, wake up, hit the snooze button, run to the office and slouch into your chair. Being hunched over, having poor posture, or sleeping in the wrong position can alter your alignment affecting your head, neck, and jaw.
What You Can Do to Alleviate TMJ Disorder Symptoms
If you suffer from jaw pain and TMJ pain try not to sleep on your stomach. Instead, try sleeping on your back. A physical therapist can also help alleviate some pain for some patients, depending on their individual symptoms. Sometimes, TMJ patients have other joint pain. It is very important that these issues are addressed.
Pasadena Pain Management offers non-surgical therapy for TMJ using advanced dental technology and sports medicine techniques. In addition to our revolutionary treatment, we also offer patients gentle jaw stretching and relaxing exercises they can do at home.
TMJ Treatment in Pasadena and Southern California
Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.