Originally Posted by Thelma-Louise
I think a few of us have noticed this as well however with the opposite issue - adjustments done while lying down wreck havoc on us when we stand. Not sure how true this is but one dr I consulted (while still being treated by another dr) told me this has to do with the persons natural bite - posterior, central, or anterior and all variables in between. He told me those with a more natural posterior bite needed adjustments done sitting or standing. There must be something to it b/c I then asked my current tmj dentist at the time to start doing his adjustment with me standing and as a result we actually got the right side to feel almost natural and pain and symptoms free - not sure why this didn't help with the left side at the time though. Unfortunately this was all undone by the next dentist I went to. This is why to a certain degree we need to find not only qualified dentists but ones that are open to our suggestions and input and willing to try different things.
T.L. If you were here I'd give you a big hug. You are the only person who agrees with me about this topic. Dentists should be more open, and get rid of their greed, God complexes, and impatient qualities. There is no "norm" for tmj, I believe. I'm a perfect example of something out of the ordinary working for me-( laying down for adjustments on nightguards)...Duh! If it's working , stick with it. If I were a doctor and a patient was in acute distress with pain and spasms, I would do anything to help. Sadly enough, I think they are just worried about the almighty $$.: