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TMJ Replacement Post-Surgery Pain Tackled with the Tuner Mini

TMJ Replacement Post-Surgery Pain Tackled with the Tuner Mini
Sharik sat down with a patient who has been using the Tuner Mini as part of her pain management protocol. Years ago, she had jaw surgery where they replaced the joints. Since then, she has experienced tightness and pain in the jaw. Having a tense jaw can cause an increase in jaw pain, but also spread throughout the head causing headaches and migraines:
Sharik: How does that feel through there?

Patient: So good! Super like just relaxing.

Sharik: Why is it so important for you to keep your jaw relaxed?

Patient: I had jaw surgery a few years ago where they did joint replacements. I just get a lot of tense and tightness. This really helps to relax my muscles and just feels a ton better.

Sharik: You've had the Tuner for how long now?

Patient: Almost two years.

Sharik: How helpful has it been?

Patient: It's super helpful. I use it almost daily. And it's just it's been life changing. It's helped so many people, especially in our family as well.

Sharik: What do you think of this new little Mini?

Patient: So cool! I love the little shape of it and I love the different grooves. It's really nice in your jaw, the shape of your jaw. And then this side here, I feel like it gets really deep in the muscles that just need relaxed. It's really cool. I love it.

Understanding Total Jaw Joint Replacement Surgery: Total jaw joint replacement surgery involves the removal of the damaged or deteriorated TMJ and replacing it with an artificial joint made of biocompatible materials such as titanium or medical-grade plastics. This procedure aims to restore normal jaw function, alleviate pain, and improve overall quality of life for individuals grappling with severe TMJ disorders.

Why is Total Jaw Joint Replacement Necessary?:

  1. Chronic Pain Relief: TMJ disorders can manifest as excruciating pain in the jaw, face, and neck, often accompanied by headaches and difficulty chewing or speaking. Total jaw joint replacement offers a long-term solution to alleviate this persistent discomfort, allowing patients to regain control of their lives.

  2. Restoration of Functionality: Severe TMJ disorders can severely limit jaw mobility, hindering everyday tasks such as eating, speaking, and even yawning. Total jaw joint replacement surgery restores proper jaw function, enabling patients to perform these activities with ease and comfort.

  3. Improvement in Quality of Life: Living with chronic TMJ pain can take a significant toll on one's physical and emotional well-being, leading to decreased productivity and overall dissatisfaction with life. By eliminating pain and restoring normal jaw function, total jaw joint replacement surgery empowers individuals to reclaim their lives and pursue their passions without the burden of constant discomfort.

  4. Alternative to Conservative Treatments: While conservative treatments such as medication, physical therapy, and splints may provide temporary relief for mild to moderate TMJ disorders, they may not suffice for severe cases. Total jaw joint replacement offers a more definitive solution for individuals who have exhausted other treatment options or whose condition has not responded to conservative measures.

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