The following article was published by the Q Magnet Newsletter covering Q Magnets for TMJ Pain. You can read in full with all embedded links below. We have also reproduced the article below for your convenience
Q MAGNETS – 9 OCT 2023
October is Face Pain Awareness Month. Many friends, partners, and family of people with facial pain describe themselves as feeling helpless due to facial pain conditions. It is important to understand that it may not be possible to take the pain away, but there are ways you can help- your loved one and yourself- to cope with facial pain.
Because facial pain makes it difficult for patients to absorb all the medical advice, it is helpful to educate yourself about your loved one’s condition and its treatments. Being informed will also help you join your loved one in advocating for his or her care. Viewing webinars, reading articles, and participating in other educational opportunities are all ways to become a better supporter of your loved one.
If you are a caregiver, one of the most challenging aspects is managing the stress and frustration. Chronic pain, as well as the medications prescribed for it, can cause changes in mood and cognitive abilities. This may be difficult for caregivers, and can make calm communication between you and person with facial pain challenging. After a bout of frustration, it is natural to then be left feeling guilty. The best you can do as a caregiver is to help when and how you can, and to be understanding (towards both your loved one and yourself) when you cannot.
To learn more about facial pain, we recommend the following two support organizations. The Facial Pain AssociationFacial Pain Association and the TNA Australia provide support and encouragement to sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia and related facial pain conditions.
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a debilitating condition and tragically many sufferers are not diagnosed for years. If you have symptoms and have not been diagnosed, you should consult your GP as soon as possible. The diagnosis should be confirmed by a neurologist. If you have been diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia by a medical specialist, then you will understand that the symptoms and side-effects of the treatment can be extreme.
Can Q Magnets help?
Q magnets offer a simple, natural pain relief therapy and can certainly be tried for facial pain.
The response to treatment is not consistent, but this is not uncommon with most treatments for chronic pain. On occasions Q magnets reduce pain over time, sometimes minutes, other times in hours or days. While at times it was only necessary to wear the devices for a few days and the pain did not return. If the Q magnets work, it would be ideal to wear them at night while sleeping and not during the day.
It appears that the field gradient of the Q magnet applied peripherally at the TMJ and centrally over C1 modulates the perception of pain. Best results are achieved when the devices are removed after 2-5 days, allowing the nervous system time to adapt to the pain free sensation and if the pain returns apply again immediately until the symptoms have abated.
Read our page on TMJ Pain treatment using Q Magnets to learn more.
Q Magnets are effective for treating a wide range of painful conditions.
Q magnets are effective in the treatment of acute pain and can also aid relief from chronic pain, and postoperative pain. They are used for common aches and pains of daily living such as headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, shoulder pain, upper back and lower back pain, elbow and wrist pain, hip, knee and ankle pain.
The Q magnets are most effective when placed over an area of strong pain where there are abnormally functioning pain fibers. Since all pain is interpreted in the spine, they can also be placed over the spinal segments of the nerves that innervate that area.
Pain receptors at the end of C-nerve fibers are affected by the chemical irritation from the inflammatory response. Q magnets block the ion gates and allow the chemical irritation to be flushed away naturally by the surrounding lymphatic system, thus aiding the healing process.
Dermatomes are areas of skin supplied with afferent (carry messages to the brain) nerve fibers by a single nerve root. Dermatome mapping helps to understand why pain may travel beyond the injury site to other areas of the body. Understanding dermatomes helps to locate the correct Q magnet placements over the spinal segments.
Q Magnets are an effective adjunctive therapy for the treatment of pain and are quick and simple to apply for experienced medical acupuncturists. Scientific research provides empirical evidence that Quadrapolar static magnets with their steep field gradient had an effect on nerve tissue that was not shared with common bipolar magnets.
Thousands use Q Magnets in their daily life. We find that people living with poorly managed chronic pain, or who are coping with treatment side effects, want to avoid surgery or want to reduce their reliance on pharmaceutical medicine greatly benefit with magnetic field therapy. Those suffering from acute pain may also experience near-instant pain relief that will enable them to avoid the potential pitfalls of pharmaceuticals.
If you’re a health professional or practitioner, you could certainly try our unique and patented technology to support recovery and rehabilitation of your patients.
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