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TMJ Chiropractor in Canberra?

sportsmum 1 September 2012 26

I have recently been diagnosed with TMJ and I’ve been told that a chiropractor might be able to help.

Does anyone have a good (or bad) experience to report, and has anyone had success in treating TMJ with chiropractic?


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Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 10:04 am 04 Feb 13

sportsmum said :

A SOMA mouthguard from Dr Da Cruz at Wholistic Dentistry in Queanbeyan.

I was skeptical about trying all these things, but having tried them, would recommend to anyone.

Interesting that you went to Dr Da Cruz. I was booked in to see him with the view to getting a splint to assist with teeth grinding and jaw cleching. I ended up cancelling the appt due to work travel and have never got around to re-scheduling. The cost was also much higher than at my previous dentist, (Dr Archibald, who is great), to get a splint made up.

Anyway, how did you find the whole experience with him? Is it any different to an ordinary dentist, (taking into account the fact that he focuses on these things and not just run of the mill teeth cleaning)?

BimboGeek BimboGeek 12:10 am 04 Feb 13

Nothing like a good back crack to help with your cheek and jaw pain.

Actually I heard reiki is even better. Have you tried reiki?

sportsmum sportsmum 10:26 pm 03 Feb 13

Just in case someone with the same problem comes across this thread and is looking for help with this type of thing, the 3 things that were of greatest benefit to me (and I am much, much better now) were:
Cranio sacral osteopathy (Maxwell Fraval’s clinic)
Physiotherapy
A SOMA mouthguard from Dr Da Cruz at Wholistic Dentistry in Queanbeyan.

I was skeptical about trying all these things, but having tried them, would recommend to anyone.

sportsmum sportsmum 7:56 pm 03 Sep 12

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I’m going to try the physio and massage and see how it goes.

HenryBG HenryBG 12:49 pm 03 Sep 12

Flossie said :

Here is a decent summary of some of the risks of the chiropractor approach
http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chirostroke.html

The other downside is that their promises are empty, so you might as well throw your money in the toilet.

I do hope you get some relief and I would strongly recommend you see a physio.

A simple massage will give you all the benefits of chiropractic with none of the risks.

The chief reason people use chiropractors is that they are very very cheap.
They are very very cheap because they have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. And they will sometimes rupture your neck artery giving you a stroke.
Keep them well away from your neck. And your back, for that matter.

Flossie Flossie 11:34 am 03 Sep 12

Here is a decent summary of some of the risks of the chiropractor approach
http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chirostroke.html

The other downside is that their promises are empty, so you might as well throw your money in the toilet.

I do hope you get some relief and I would strongly recommend you see a physio.

HenryBG HenryBG 10:42 am 03 Sep 12

DrKoresh said :

Sounds nasty, and definitely something I’d recommend you entrust with a real doctor, not some charlatan chiropractor.

Yes, make sure you’re aware of the very real danger of stroke and permanent neck/brain damage if you let a chiropractor practice their nonsense on you.

Intel70 Intel70 8:24 pm 02 Sep 12

+1 for Capital Clinic Physiotherapy.

Can also recommend Steve Webb, an osteopath in North Lyneham. Last I checked there was a 5-6 week wait to get into see him though.

Newton Small at Kambah Chiropractic is also very good.

poetix poetix 8:23 pm 02 Sep 12

cross said :

poetix said :

cross said :

poetix said :

I learn so much on this site, since the moderator introduced me to Goggle.

Good luck OP, that sounds very painful.

Using Google is not the problem it’s the implied dumbness if you don’t know what the acronym means that is offensive.

You really should learn about self-deprecating humour. This is mind-boogoling. That’s if you think Google is an acronym.

If you meant OP, which is an acronym, I have no idea what you mean at all.

Let me explain slowly,to use an acronym such as TMJ without explanation as in the OP(original post) assumes everybody knows what it means and if you don’t your dumb.

Your original statement was far from clear as to which comment you were referring to. Hence my total misinterpretation. And it’s ‘you’re dumb’, for future reference.

I don’t think that using an acronym without explanation always implies that others who don’t know it are dumb. Particularly when we’re referring to a painful complaint with a hideously long name. Very different from, say, public service acronyms, or computer acronyms, which are often used without any shame!

Anyway, let’s stop this he said/she said and hope the OP (original poster in this context) gets something useful back from someone.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 8:00 pm 02 Sep 12

Sounds nasty, and definitely something I’d recommend you entrust with a real doctor, not some charlatan chiropractor.

cross cross 7:02 pm 02 Sep 12

poetix said :

cross said :

poetix said :

I learn so much on this site, since the moderator introduced me to Goggle.

Good luck OP, that sounds very painful.

Using Google is not the problem it’s the implied dumbness if you don’t know what the acronym means that is offensive.

You really should learn about self-deprecating humour. This is mind-boogoling. That’s if you think Google is an acronym.

If you meant OP, which is an acronym, I have no idea what you mean at all.

Let me explain slowly,to use an acronym such as TMJ without explanation as in the OP(original post) assumes everybody knows what it means and if you don’t your dumb.

jazzc791 jazzc791 6:44 pm 02 Sep 12

Try HOPE Family Health and Sports Clinic in Gungahlin.

Most amazing chiropractor that I have come across. Always try to make sure that they can get you an appointment and give you a call straight away if there has been a cancellation and can get you in earlier.

Really lovely experience and leave feeling so much better.

poetix poetix 6:09 pm 02 Sep 12

cross said :

poetix said :

I learn so much on this site, since the moderator introduced me to Goggle.

Good luck OP, that sounds very painful.

Using Google is not the problem it’s the implied dumbness if you don’t know what the acronym means that is offensive.

You really should learn about self-deprecating humour. This is mind-boogoling. That’s if you think Google is an acronym.

If you meant OP, which is an acronym, I have no idea what you mean at all.

cross cross 5:18 pm 02 Sep 12

54-11 said :

cross said :

Total Mind Jerk ? no no I.ve got it Thistle Mania in June

Something to do with the muscles of mastication, according to a Google search. All is now explained.

Oh,a mastication problem,I see

54-11 54-11 4:12 pm 02 Sep 12

cross said :

Total Mind Jerk ? no no I.ve got it Thistle Mania in June

Something to do with the muscles of mastication, according to a Google search. All is now explained.

cross cross 2:50 pm 02 Sep 12

poetix said :

I learn so much on this site, since the moderator introduced me to Goggle.

Good luck OP, that sounds very painful.

Using Google is not the problem it’s the implied dumbness if you don’t know what the acronym means that is offensive.

Deref Deref 1:56 pm 02 Sep 12

Don’t know about chiropracters, but I can probably recommend a couple of iridologists and faith healers.

ScienceRules ScienceRules 10:45 am 02 Sep 12

ummmm_no said :

Nicole71 said :

Capital Clinic Physiotherapy on London Circuit specialize in TMJ. I haven’t been there (and realise they are not chiropractors) but have heard nothing but good things about their other services so they might be worth a try. I feel your pain, I suffer from it too but just go straight for the high potency pain killers and anti-inflammatories 🙂

Second this, and I have been there. Go for this particular physio, and if not, go for some random physio over any chiro. Unless you want to laugh at the video first-timers to Ben’s joint get to see. Along with advice along the lines of how your extreme neck pain might reflect your blood type or a gluten-heavy diet.

+1

Chiropractic is a triumph of marketing over substance. Stick with a health practitioner whose practice is grounded in science and evidence. A physio is a great start. Or, just throwing it out there, maybe even a doctor?

ummmm_no ummmm_no 12:02 am 02 Sep 12

Nicole71 said :

Capital Clinic Physiotherapy on London Circuit specialize in TMJ. I haven’t been there (and realise they are not chiropractors) but have heard nothing but good things about their other services so they might be worth a try. I feel your pain, I suffer from it too but just go straight for the high potency pain killers and anti-inflammatories 🙂

Second this, and I have been there. Go for this particular physio, and if not, go for some random physio over any chiro. Unless you want to laugh at the video first-timers to Ben’s joint get to see. Along with advice along the lines of how your extreme neck pain might reflect your blood type or a gluten-heavy diet.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 10:07 pm 01 Sep 12

Michael Burdeau at Tuggeranong Chiropractic in Fadden is great.

I’m sure you can google the number

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