Originally Posted by dizzynotblonde
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...