“TMJ” like symptoms MPD
When one is experiencing MPD symptoms, there is almost always an underlying structural and postural problem with the neck and jaw. This can lead to over-activation of the jaw, head and neck muscles. And, in time, can lead to tension, spasms, and pain. To improve MPD symptoms, the jaw and neck posture need to be brought back into physiologic balance.
As described above, multiple symptoms make MPD difficult to diagnose. This is why an accurate diagnosis is important prior to expedite a solution.
The major component of diagnosis in our office is cone-beam CT (CBCT) analysis, Jaw Tracking, Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation (TENS), Electromyograph (EMG), and Jaw Joint Sonograph. These instruments have been used for years in medical specialties and are now being used in dentistry to measure postural balance and muscle dysfunction of the jaw, which is the major culprit in the majority of patients reporting headache profiles.