Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome or MPDS is generally a more common problem of the temporomandibular joint. In most cases, the syndrome is responsible for temporomandibular associated problems and pain. MPDS is the prime cause of pain in the TMJ. The syndrome can be triggered by tension in the muscles surrounding the jaw, spasm, or fatigue in the muscles. Therefore, it is crucial to diagnose the syndrome and consult experts at our clinics in Mumbai. MPDS or Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome treatment can help with the recurring pain that sometimes extends towards the lower neck area.
MPDS treatment in India can help with muscle pain, jaw mobility, and other symptoms of the condition. MPDS symptoms might also include local tenderness, pain, abnormalities in the surrounding jaw structure, etc. Our specialists in the field at our clinics in Mumbai can help with the diagnosis and evaluation of the symptoms. Clenching or grinding movement, also known as bruxism function of the jaw works in both scenarios of being awake or sleeping. Therefore, the affected muscles surrounding the TMJ can have significant pain resulting from this parafunctional behavior of the jaw.
MPDS or Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome symptoms are often found more in women than males. The syndrome is not limited to pain in the jaw muscles as well. There can be several other factors that may change the location of the occurrence and pain as well. The condition sometimes can worsen if not diagnosed or treated in time.
MPDS symptoms are mostly related to pain in local muscle along with swelling or tenderness. This might also result in reduced functionality of the jawbones. Some cases can experience problems related to sleep apnea or bruxism in the sleeping state. Patients at our clinics in Mumbai often complain of jaw fatigue and headaches along with swelling, numbness, sensitivity, and jaw mobility. Our expert cosmetic surgeons often see patients with worsening conditions of parafunctional movement behavior in patients as well. This condition sometimes lasts a day long along with other MPDS symptoms.
In case a patient has similar difficulties or any other pain and trouble related to the temporomandibular joint, they should not delay discussing it with a doctor. Our top plastic surgeon in the related fields can help with proper diagnosis and symptoms identification of the patient. MPDS symptoms and signs of trauma might not be evident right away. However, it is crucial to not judge and decide the problem without consulting a doctor.
Diagnosis of the MPDS related problems require consultation with an expert at our clinics in India. The doctor often starts with a physical examination by applying pressure on the area with a finger to identify the pain zones. The doctor would be able to identify the specific response on pressing specific trigger points of the patient. The doctor then can ask for a clinical evaluation to rule out other possible reasons for the pain in the area. The doctor can do MPDS diagnosis using a simple test of using tongue blades under rear molars to identify abnormalities or distractions in the area.
Our experts at The Esthetic Clinics in India can ask for x-ray imaging to rule out the possibility of arthritis. However, an ESR test or also known as the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate test can help rule out Giant Cell Arthritis as well. Muscle pain in the jaw and surrounding area can have various possible reasons and causes, therefore the diagnosis by an expert is crucial for the right evaluation for MPDS treatment in India. Sometimes, a polysomnography test is also done to check sleep-related breathing disorders in patient.
MPDS symptoms can be of a wide variety, therefore the treatment plan for each symptom may vary from the other. Our best hands at treating MPDS problems are well experienced with the complications involved. Therefore, there can be a number of treatment options used for MPDS treatments in India. In some cases, only medication can be enough, but some other cases might require extensive therapy sessions or surgical interventions as well. Here is the common route for MPDS treatment in India:
Dental appliances or oral appliances are small tools that can help alleviate pain to a great extent. These appliances are designed to act as a barrier between the joint bones to rub against each other or make contact. Some products can work as a mouth guard to protect the joints from damage caused by sleep clenching or grinding of the teeth. The variety of such appliances can help with the pain caused by the symptom and reduce the related damage. However, using oral appliances should be done only on the advice of the doctor at our clinics in Mumbai to avoid any permanent damage to the oral cavity and teeth.
Medications that are used for MPDS or Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome are chiefly used for relieving the pain involved. However, these medications might only provide temporary or short-term relief from the pain and problem. Following are the common pain relievers used by our specialist at The Esthetic Clinics in India:
Over-the-counter medication or pain relievers like ibuprofen and sodium naproxen can help with the pain in many mild cases of MPDS treatment. However, for more severe cases, the doctors can also prescribe heavier medication to relieve pain.
Antidepressants can help with several kinds of TMJ-related pain or sleep deprivation. Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome treatment in India can include the use of anti-depressant medication to help with the excruciating or consistent pain and sleep improvement.
In cases where the pain caused by the MPDS is unbearable or severe, doctors at our clinics in Mumbai can advise the use of anxiety pills or sleeping pills. These medications can sometimes cause the patient to form a habit of taking the pills. Therefore, the patient should use such sedative medication with utmost caution. Clonazepam is a common antidepressant that doctors use for MPDS treatment.
Physical therapy can help the patient with significant improvement in their symptoms with various alternative approaches in MPDS treatment. Some of the common physical therapy options involve the following:
Stretching is known to relax the muscles. Especially when there is fatigue or pain involved in the sore muscle.
Generally, the MPDS is associated with poor posture and clenching or grinding teeth habits in such patients. Improving posture might help with pain relief and muscle strengthening of the jaw area.
Massaging the local area with long strokes of hands can help release muscle tension in the surrounding area of the discomfort. A physical therapist can help with massaging techniques or take sessions of massaging to relieve the tension and pain in the area along with relief from other symptoms such as headaches.
Cold and hot compress might be useful in MPDS treatment in many cases. Long hot showers or applying a heat pack can relieve muscle pain and improve the condition and other MPDS symptoms.
Ultrasound therapy is also considered to work effectively in a patient suffering from MPDS. The therapy can increase the blood circulation in the muscles and promote relief with warmth.
Chronic pain conditions like Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome can alleviate issues related to the jaw and involving muscles. It is significant for the patient to consult with our best doctors at The Esthetic Clinics in India. The doctor would be able to identify the main cause and related condition of the MPDS in a patient. Along with discussing with the doctor, a patient can also take some precautions to help with their symptoms and paining jaws. Following are some measures that can help with the pain and recovery from the MPDS:
While most of the cases are not able to get the diagnosis done earlier and they endure a lot of pain because of the delay. Patients at our clinics in Mumbai are promptly evaluated and Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome treatment is started as soon as possible. TMJ problems and MPDS treatment are related and require careful diagnosis and treatment. Our top cosmetic surgeons at The Esthetic Clinics are aware of the complications and technicalities involved in the treatment.
Dr. Debraj Shome, heading the team of doctors at The Esthetic Clinics ensures that the best MPDS treatment is available for the patients in India. The patient must discuss their concerns with the doctor to avoid any confusion. Most of the patient often confuse the similar symptom of MPDS to other diseases. Therefore, being aware of the condition is foremost necessary for a patient suffering from Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.