Tampa Specialist Reveals Alternative Treatment for TMJ DisorderDr. Jeffrey A. Hunt administers BOTOX® injections for patients experiencing TMJ Disorder to reduce movement of contributing muscles and alleviate discomfort.Tampa, FL—According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, TMJ Disorder may affect as many as 10 million people in the United States alone. The condition, a result of dysfunctional movement of the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding jaw muscles, can often cause grinding, clenching, discomfort, and headaches. Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt, a specialist and Medical Director of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, explains that while there is no cure for TMJ Disorder, there are a number of innovative treatments that can help to alleviate the pain associated with this complaint. BOTOX® injections, he states, can be one the of the best and longest-lasting methods available.Traditionally used to reduce fine lines on the face, BOTOX® injections have a multitude of purposes, explains Dr. Hunt. The cosmetic injectable is particularly effective in the treatment of TMJ Disorder, he says, because it addresses the origin of the problems—overactive muscles—rather than simply alleviating the symptoms. The Tampa specialist says BOTOX® Cosmetic formula contains a neurotoxin designed to weaken muscles and limit the strength and regularity of contractions, which are often directly responsible for the clenching, grinding, and popping common to TMJ Disorder.To relieve TMJ Disorder symptoms with BOTOX® injections, Dr. Hunt clarifies that a thorough examination must be made of the patient’s jaw. Only a highly skilled injector should ever utilize BOTOX® injections for this purpose, he emphasizes. At his practice, he says he will customize a treatment plan based on the individual’s unique anatomical needs and list of symptoms, and then administer the formula into targeted locations around the head and jaw. Results typically will begin to take effect in a few days, he notes, and they will often last up to four months. Unlike some other popular solutions for TMJ Disorder, he says BOTOX® injections do not require the use of an oral accessory to be worn overnight. Furthermore, he indicates that long-term relief is possible with routine treatment.Ultimately, Dr. Hunt wishes to help patients ease the pain, discomfort, and other unwanted symptoms of TMJ Disorder with a treatment that suits the busy lives and high expectations of many individuals today. He says BOTOX® injections can typically provide a great deal of relief with little to no downtime, long-lasting results, and no inconvenient devices.About Jeffrey A. Hunt, DO, RVS, RVPIDr. Hunt graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and then completed a three-year family practice residency at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and specializes in vein treatment and medical aesthetics. The founder and Medical Director of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, Dr. Hunt is also an active member of several esteemed medical organizations, and he is one of the first practitioners to achieve certification from the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) for vein treatment. Dr. Hunt is available for interview upon request.For more information about Dr. Hunt and his practice, please visit veincentertampa.com, veintreatmenttampa.com, and facebook.com/veincentertampa.Contact:Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay3001 N. Rocky Point Dr. ESte. 125Tampa, FL 33607(888) 434-9192
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