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Old 08-08-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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Trigeminal Pharyngioplasty anyone?

I want to post a more involved splint update - but needless to say things have been going South for a bit now. I've been doing more research on the web and stumbled across this treatment approach - Trigeminal Pharyngioplasty. It seems to involve massage / palpatation of the muscles that control the eustachion tubes. Several people have reported good results w/ tinnitus / fullness / tension reduction.
Anyone know about this? I did a search and only 4 not too relevant results turned up.

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Old 08-18-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: Trigeminal Pharyngioplasty anyone?

I've had fullness in my ears for 5 years now and was diagnosed with tmj about a year ago after many ents and tests and meds... my tmj specialist I was seeing in San Diego tried what i believe was Trigeminal Pharyngioplasty in April. I'm not positive that's what it was but basically he stuck a finger down the back of my throat and moved the muscles on each side up and down. It helped somewhat relive the pressure and pain for about a week.

It still hasn't returned to as bad as it was before so I guess it helped. I also was getting cranio sacral release therapy and marcaine injections in the problem muscles since last nov. and been using a splint with valium every night since dec. Hope that helps you... I'm still trying to find a new specialist since I moved to NY in April because cold winters are hell for my ears.

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