If you suffer from TMJ, you know that finding relief from TMJ symptoms is extremely important, but for many the search never ends. The fact is that there are plenty of things that can be used to help treat the neck, jaw, and facial pain caused by TMJ Disorder. One pain relief treatment that TMJ sufferers may have come across is TENS: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. While TENS isn’t the most readily available pain reliever, it has a proven track record of being extremely effective in minimizing pain associated with a variety of disorders and health conditions, including TMJ Disorder.
TENS works through electrical stimulation, a pain relief technique that dates back to the time of ancient Greece. Today’s modern TENS systems have proven to be very helpful in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. The electrical currents created by the TENS unit activate the opioid receptors in the central nervous system which then allows for temporary pain relief.
Though TENS is a reliable way to treat pain, when it comes to treating TMJ, treatment almost always requires more permanent adjustments to the bite in order for it to be 100% effective and permanent. TENS will surely relieve you from TMJ symptoms, but in the end there is a need for a more permanent treatment. In order to get the TMJ treatment you need, contact Dr. Berry’s office today. He can help you get rid of your TMJ symptoms for good by fixing the root of the problem. Contact Dr. Berry online or call (303) 691-0267 today to schedule an appointment.