07 Jun Dextrose Prolotherapy for TMJ and Jaw Pain.
Discussion. The Hemwall-Hackett technique of dextrose Prolotherapy to the temporomandibular joint involves injections into the joint, as well as the fibro-osseous junction of the ligament and capsular attachments on the zygomatic arch, as well as the mandibular neck and condyle. Although the exact cause of chronic temporomandibular dysfunction is still discussed, studies did demonstrate that the Hemwall-Hackett technique of dextrose Prolotherapy improves not only the pain level for those having chronic TMD, but also a host of other quality of life measures. Obviously the structural goal of Hemwall- Hackett dextrose Prolotherapy is to improve the stability of the TMJ by enhancing capsular and ligament strength. Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome, for example, is a congenital disorders that are characterized by overstretched ligaments, are typically predisposed to TMJ problems. Weakening of the ligament and TMJ capsule would explain a lot of the varied pathology. Involving TMD, including joint subluxations, disc displacements, as well as muscle spasms and myofascial pain patterns.