If you suffer from TMJ, you’re probably well aware of the uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms the condition brings about. As the body naturally fights to realign and rebalance the jaw, the tension and stress causes migraine-like headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, facial pain, and other symptoms that come and go, but never go away completely. Such symptoms often encourage patients to seek methods of pain relief such as massages and various therapies including cranial sacral therapy (CST).
This type of therapy works through gentle massages on the skull, spine, and neck in efforts to release tension and restrictions within the cranial sacral system. CST sessions can last up to an hour; and while patients may enter a deep state of relaxation, studies have found nothing that proves CST to be helpful in pain management or relief. For TMJ patients, CST may provide some relief, but for others it may prove to be a waste of time and money.
Patients suffering from TMJ symptoms should know that a permanent treatment does exist. While cranial sacral therapy may aid in TMJ relief, symptoms will always return at some point. You don’t have to endure pain and discomfort on a never-ending basis. To learn more about TMJ treatment and how it can end your symptoms for good, contact Dr. Berry online or call (303) 691-0267 today to get started on a healthier, pain-free life.