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Old 10-20-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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Re: Has anyone tried alternative treatments, acupuncture, dentistry, chiropractors, e

Alternative treatments like chiro, acupuncture, ultra sound, etc. may help your body deal and cope better with some of the pain and other symptoms but they do not treat the actual disc per se. Have your looked into prolotherapy and/or fat injections? Some people do fairly well with no discs and remain asymptomatic and for some the body may generate a pseudo disc over time. If you have only opted to see oral surgeons for opinions - as surgeons, they will generally opt for this since that is what they are trained to do, so if possible seek out opinions of other non-sugeon tmj specialists for other viewpoints.