At Who Does Your Teeth, we want to help you find relief from your TMJ pain. To help relax your jaw muscles, Dr. Jeffrey Neal offers TENS muscle therapy in Henrico, Virginia. This simple, safe, and pain-free treatment uses small electrical current to stimulate and massage your muscles. Find relief today from your discomfort by calling us today at 804-447-1435 and scheduling your appointment for TMJ muscle therapy with our dentist.
TMJ disorder is a result of tense jaw muscles and joints. When there is additional strain on your temporomandibular joints, the muscles and tendons around the joint are also affected. With TENS muscle therapy, our dentist can help relax your muscles and relieve pain.
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. This small, handheld system uses electrode pads that gently attach to your skin. When the system is on, it will send an electrical pulse to the pads, which will stimulate muscle contractions and essentially cause your muscles to massage themselves. By stimulating and massaging your facial and jaw muscles, your jaw can be relaxed enough to begin additional, long-term treatment.
TENS muscle therapy is a completely safe and highly effective treatment. Although it transmits electric pulses, it only penetrates the skin down to the nerve fibers, and most treatments are performed at a low frequency. For most patients, they can begin to feel relief after a 30-minute session of muscle therapy; others, however, don’t find relief until after 30 to 60 minutes. No matter the severity of your pain or TMJ, our dentist can provide gentle, effective, and stimulating treatment to help relax your facial muscles and alleviate your pain. If you have questions or concerns about TENS TMJ treatment, please feel free to call or visit us today.