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Old 09-10-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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What's involved in PT?

IF I have TMJ surgery the doc says I must have PT afterwards. Neither he nor the PT office can tell me what's involved. I can open my mouth just fine, thank you very much. I'm assuming some kind of exercise is involved - is there something I could just do at home and skip the whole surgery thing?

 
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:54 AM   #2
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Re: What's involved in PT?

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IF I have TMJ surgery the doc says I must have PT afterwards. Neither he nor the PT office can tell me what's involved. I can open my mouth just fine, thank you very much. I'm assuming some kind of exercise is involved - is there something I could just do at home and skip the whole surgery thing?
Hi--couple questions, what type of tmj surgery are they telling you to have done? and why? Have you had an opinion from a competent tmjd specialist before going to an oral surgeon? I think about only 3-4% of tmjd patients actually need surgery, so research that one a LOT before going ahead with it. I wish you luck with everything..
PS--keep asking a ton of questions if anyone is being vague in regards to your care,,,,,and if you don't like the outcome, switch doctors and physical therapists offices...

 
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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Re: What's involved in PT?

Yes, why such a drastic measure for surgery? Usually this happens when the disc slips out too far and cannot be brought back into place or you have a bite problem.

There were so many doctors wanting to poke and prod at me but I wasn't going to have it. It's too expensive and there is a chance it will not work. What are your symptoms, condtions, if I may ask? Why such a drastic measure for surgery? A lot of people on this forum have been back and forth to doctors and are some of the best people to talk to about experience. I, honestly, would hold off.

 
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