TMJ is Not a Diagnosis. Avoiding the Pitfalls and Risk of Treating a Piece of Anatomy as a Diagnosis!

Temporo-mandibular disorders are now the second most commonly occurring musculoskeletal injury that will lead to chronic pain and disability. It is also the second leading cause of tooth pain. The Diagnostic Criteria for Temporo-mandibular disorders (TMD’s) is a common language and understanding for diagnosis that are important to be aware of when it comes to working with Jaw & Facial Pain patients and avoiding unnecessary risk to the patient with improper care and to the practitioner via documenting and communicating universally recognized diagnostic terminology.

Learning Objectives

  •  Educate practitioners on the “TMJ as a diagnosis myth,” and how this can be both harmful to the patient and the practitioner.
  • Review a basic understanding of the new international recognized diagnostic criteria for TMD’s (DC-TMD) and their sub-diagnosis in order to properly diagnose this condition.
  • Gain an understanding on how these can be treated in safely in a chiropractic office. To recognize the benefits of treating TMD’s with an allied health approach in a patient centric model for best patient outcomes.

Sponsor: Muscle Care