Take Less Pain Medication
With all the different types of pain caused by TMJ, people with these conditions often take a lot of (usually) over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications. Although these medications are generally safe when taken for short periods of time as directed on the label, taking them for too long or taking too high a dose can lead to serious risks, such as kidney or liver damage, stomach ulcers and bleeding, high blood pressure, and more.
People with TMJ who are diagnosed with migraines (not uncommon–more about this soon) may also be taking prescription pain medication as well as medications to head off migraine attacks. These not only have risks of their own, but can sometimes combine with OTC medications to put you at greater risk.
Getting drug-free TMJ treatment to reduce or eliminate related pain can drastically reduce your dependence on pain medications. You’ll enjoy not just more pain-free time, but better mental and physical health without all the medication side effects.