Commonly, massages are used to relax the body, lower stress and relieve certain ailments that may be discomforting or even painful. An example of such therapy is symphatic therapy, a manual therapy that aims to assist in inducing the body to drain the lymphatic system. Symphatic therapy is sometimes used to help reduce and treat symptoms associated with TMJ Disorder, such as jaw pain, neck pain, facial pain, and headaches.
Draining the lymphatic system can be somewhat helpful with pain relief. The lymphatic system is mostly made up of the lymph nodes and is responsible for providing oxygen to cells throughout the body, as well as eliminating waste products; however, sometimes the lymph nodes can become clogged, which can cause the body to ache in various locations. Symphatic therapy aims to “de-clog” the lymphatic system to get rid of aches and pains.
While symphatic therapy and other types of massages may offer relief from the common symptoms associated with TMJ; patients should realize that this relief is only temporary. While appropriate for a few, other patients may find this therapy time consuming, expensive, and even frustrating.
Patients who want to end their TMJ symptoms for good need a permanent fix, which involves solving the problem behind an imbalanced bite. For lasting relief from your TMJ symptoms, contact Dr. Berry’s office online or call (303) 691-0267 today to learn more about TMJ treatment. We are available by phone and email.