TMJ pain is better described by the modern term TMD (temperomadibular dysfunction). Pain from the TMJ can happen a number of different ways. Many dentists, therapist, pain specialists and others treat TMJ pain from a variety of different standpoints.
When we address TMJ pain with a patient, we first looking at things from a muscular perspective.
Short-term goals for a TMD patient are:
Correct muscular dysfunction with myofascial release techniques.
Reduce swelling and inflammation with Cold Laser and Class IV Laser Therapy.
Ultrasound for tendon and ligament derangement.
A detailed home-care protocol.