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TMJ disorders

Homoeopathic treatment for TMJ disorders

The temporomandibular  joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting the jawbone to  skull. there is one joint on each side of  jaw. TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in  jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.

 

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:

  • Pain or tenderness of your jaw
  • Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
  • Aching pain in and around your ear
  • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew. But if there's no pain or limitation of movement associated with your jaw clicking, you probably don't need treatment for a TMJ disorder.

Causes

The temporomandibular joint combines a hinge action with sliding motions. The parts of the bones that interact in the joint are covered with cartilage and are separated by a small shock-absorbing disk, which normally keeps the movement smooth.

Painful TMJ disorders can occur if:

  • The disk erodes or moves out of its proper alignment
  • The joint's cartilage is damaged by arthritis
  • The joint is damaged by a blow or other impact

In many cases, however, the cause of TMJ disorders isn't clear.

Risk factors

Factors that may increase the risk of developing TMJ disorders include:

  • Various types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Jaw injury
  • Long-term (chronic) grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Certain connective tissue diseases that cause problems that may affect the temporomandibular joint

 

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT

Agaricus muscarius
TMJ with a sensation as if crawling under the skin, and twitching. Prickly sensations.

Arum triphyllum
Used for TMJ for pain in joint on swallowing.

Calcerea carboncia
Used for TMJ and follows Rhus tox for cracking, popping and stiffness of joints, accompanied with cold hands and feet, often with weak ankles and tendency to obesity.

Calcarea phosphorica
Used for TMJ when mouth cannot be opened without pain.

Causticum
Whole side of the face goes numb (mostly right-sided) in TMJ. Jaw becomes rigid and they can’t open it. Jaw locks with raw burning and sharpness. Bell’s palsy.

Carbo vegetabilis
Used for TMJ withvertigo with nausea and tinnitus.

Chamomilla
Used for TMJ for low pain threshold. Unbearable spasms of pain radiating into the ear.

Cuprum metallicum
Used for TMJ with spasms of muscles.

Granatum
Used to TMJ with painful cracking of the joint.

Ignatia
Used for TMJ with tension in jaw – every time they get angry their neck gets tight. They grit their teeth chronically. There is cramping from tightness in the jaw with sharp pains. From suppressed anger or not speaking their mind.e.t.c