Botox for Migraines & TMD
Appliance therapy and physical therapy or a combination of, can help relieve TMJ disorder symptoms in patients with mild or moderate TMD. Sometimes the outcome is not as fast or profound in patients you have a more chronic and debilitating TMD symptoms. I myself suffer from TMD and have success in treating the condition and managing my pain. However, I have been open to new ideas and treatment options, especially for patients with more severe form of the disorder. New research related to TMD pain management has pointed to the use of Botox as an immediate relief for the pain associated with TMD. Clenching and grinding, stress, mal-occlusion (off bite), lifestyle habits, posture and more, lead to symptoms associated with TMJ disorder. Stress in particular leads to tension and spasms due to constant contracting of the muscles. Botox works by suppressing inflammatory molecules released from over worked muscles while also inactivating involuntary contracting muscles. Relief is swift and usually lasts up to three months. Medical insurance may also assist in the cost for treatment. If you are interested in discussing your symptoms and how Botox may help, schedule a consultation today.