Are you thinking about having surgery for TMJ disorder?
If you are, let us first say that we completely understand…
The constant pain, throbbing, headaches and so much more would drive anyone into the arms of their doctor.
Before you allow a doc to invade your TMJ joint with a scalpel, however, they are a few key reasons you should consider all-natural treatment options instead of surgery for TMJ pain.
Let’s jump right in and examine them here.
Believe It or Not, Your Doctor May Be Wrong
We’ve come to trust our doctors with the health and wellness of ourselves, our children, and fellow loved ones. While there are certainly thousands of educated and talented doctors out there, studies have shown that the medical field isn’t 100% sure what causes TMJ disorder.
Many believe that surgery is the way to relieve pain…
There are two main problems with this approach: the first issue is the risk involved with an invasive procedure. You are cutting tendons, muscles, and flesh. The risks of infection or a weaker TMJ joint are high post-surgery. Moreover, you may have to endure a second painful procedure if the first one isn’t done properly.
The second major concern is the medications you must take after the procedure. These medications are costly and can cause long-term side effects. Why wouldn’t your doctor steer you towards natural remedies instead of surgery for TMJ pain? Well if they did give you such advice, pharmaceutical companies would then be out billions and billions of dollars each year.
Cuts Like a Knife – But Doesn’t Feel So Right
So why should you seriously think about natural and safe treatment options before having surgery for TMJ pain? Here are the top five reasons:
- Surgery for TMJ disorder doesn’t dive down into the root of the problem. It’s really only a temporary patch on a slowly leaking flat tire. What you need to do is find out what is truly causing this pain and start addressing it where it begins.
- Any procedure involving surgery, no matter how minor your doctor says it will be, runs the risk of infection and even complications to anesthesia. Like the saying goes, “It’s only ‘minor’ or ‘painless’ [surgery] when it happens to someone else.”
- Multiple studies have proven that repositioning splints and discs causes further displacement of the discs.
- TMJ implants can cause you just as much pain as your current TMJ discomfort.
- History has shown that TMJ surgery has wildly varied and unpredictable results. We’re not talking about something as routine as having your wisdom teeth taken out.
There are lots of additional all-natural treatments you can do, such as stretches for your TMJ and alterations to your diet that may prove to be viable alternatives if you’re contemplating surgery for TMJ disorder.
These remedies will not only provide instant relief for you now, but also will ensure a pain-free existence year from now.