Because their afflictions often respond poorly to traditional medical treatments, people who suffer from chronic pain are sometimes willing to try any sort of alternative medicine. While some spend money on herbal supplements; others try holistic therapies, such as acupuncture, massage and meditation. Although some regard these alternative treatments as effective, studies have shown mixed results. Recently, a team of researchers put another alternative therapy under the microscope to see if it offered any noticeable pain relief.
A recent study looked at Pilates to see if it might serve as a good alternative to traditional pain-relieving remedies. Appearing in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, the research focused on 13 people who suffered from recurring neck pain. After having each subject perform 60 minutes of Pilates for six weeks, the researchers noted improved function and less disability in all participants. Unfortunately, none reported any noticeable pain relief.
Would it Relieve TMD Symptoms?
A debilitating disorder marked by chronic pain, migraine-like headaches, jaw popping and ringing in the ears, temporomandibular joint disorder is a complex problem. With that being said, in most cases, every symptom stems from one root cause: a misaligned bite.
Since Pilates and other alternative treatments fail to address this root cause, they aren’t likely to offer much – if any – relief. On the other hand, a targeted treatment does have the power to make a big difference.
What Will Help?
To relieve temporomandibular joint disorder, you need focused treatment that will address its root cause. By providing a targeted remedy, Dr. Berry offers his patients TMD relief that stands the test of time.
Don’t live another day with debilitating symptoms associated with TMJ disorder; please call (303) 691-0267 at the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado in Denver today, to learn about an effective treatment plan that will offer you permanent relief.