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Do you have jaw pain?


Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can be a painful and debilitating condition that affects the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. TMD can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty chewing, speaking, and even opening the mouth. While there are various treatments for TMD, red light therapy has been found to be an effective and non-invasive option for managing the condition.


What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy is a non-invasive form of therapy that uses low-level red light to stimulate cellular energy production and promote healing. Having the Golden Standard of red light therapy here at The Wellness Center, we are focused on making sure we give you the best service available.

How Red Light Therapy Helps with TMD:

Research has shown that red light therapy can be effective in reducing pain and improving jaw function in people with TMD. Here are a few ways in which red light therapy can help with TMD:

  1. Reduces Inflammation: TMD is often accompanied by inflammation in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. Red light therapy has been found to reduce inflammation by promoting the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines, which are molecules that help regulate the immune response.

  2. Improves Blood Flow: TMD can cause reduced blood flow to the affected area, leading to a lack of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. Red light therapy has been shown to improve blood flow by stimulating the formation of new blood vessels, which can promote healing and tissue regeneration.

  3. Promotes Tissue Repair: Red light therapy can stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that is essential for tissue repair and regeneration. This can help repair damaged tissues in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles.

  4. Reduces Pain: Red light therapy has been found to reduce pain in people with TMD. This may be due to its ability to stimulate the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers.

  5. Increases Jaw Mobility: Red light therapy can help improve jaw mobility by reducing stiffness in the joint and surrounding muscles.

In this study published just on Feb 13th, 2023 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12903-023-02784-8 by Springer Link, they said, “patients showed a statistically significant improvement in the pain value at the 3rd and 4th visits.” And their conclusion? “LED light therapy could effectively relieve pain associated with myogenic TMD.”

Conclusion

Temporomandibular disorder can be a painful and debilitating condition that affects the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. Red light therapy is a non-invasive and effective option for managing TMD. By reducing inflammation, improving blood flow, promoting tissue repair, reducing pain, and increasing jaw mobility, red light therapy can help improve the quality of life for people with TMD.


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