Most people understand that exercise plays a big role in promoting good health. With that being said, it also has the ability to improve our lives in other ways. Research has shown that exercise can slow the aging process, improve mood and ease depression. Some people suggest that exercise could also offer pain relieving benefits; however, a recent study indicates that this comes with substantial limitations.
Is it Practical?
Research out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology indicates that exercise may be able to reduce pain for certain people. In conducting their study, the researchers asked over 6,000 sufferers of chronic pain to commit to long-term exercise programs. At the end of the study, many subjects reported some mild pain relief; however, after a while, this seemed to fade for whatever reason. Additionally, many of the subjects had trouble fully-committing to their programs, because their conditions held them back.
What if You Have TMJ Disorder?
Although exercise is a fundamental key to good health; it won’t provide much relief to people who suffer from TMJ disorder. Since it usually results from a misaligned bite, temporomandibular joint disorder demands a targeted treatment that focuses on the root cause of the problem.
Exercise, holistic remedies, pills and alternative treatments tend to focus on TMD symptoms and not the main cause of the problem. Thus, even when they work, these so-called remedies only provide short-term help. After a while, the symptoms return in full force, leaving sufferers feeling miserable and hopeless.
What Actually Works?
By providing her patients with a targeted treatment for TMJ disorder, Dr. Berry offers lasting relief from pain, headaches, chewing difficulties and other debilitating symptoms associated with TMD. Don’t wait another day to reach out for help. Please call (303) 691-0267 at the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado in Denver today. Find out how you can get real, lasting relief from temporomandibular joint disorder.