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Who Owns YOUR TMJ Implant?

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ACUPUNCTURE

Jun 11, 2013

Many pain management programs use acupuncture as a part of a comprehensive pain management program. At the present time, the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for chronic temporomandibular disorders (including those who have had a number of TMJ surgeries) is inconclusive. However, we have learned from some patients that acupuncture can produce some pain relief for a short period of time.

Careful consideration should be given to the selection of a skilled acupuncturist who is familiar with the management of chronic temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.

Latest Scientific Research on Acupuncture

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