|Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 21:05: |
I just treated a male patient who had radical surgery of his neck and mouth. He had 1/4 of his palate removed and the right side of his neck has been altered. He underwent radiation therapy. He now presents with the inability of opening his jaw more than 1/4 of an inch. He says his surgon told him it would resolve in a short time. it has been 6 months and no change.
I gave him two treatments for stiff jaw and lock jaw with no results. Any suggestions?
|Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 12:53: |
You don't really think that two sessions is enough in such a case, do you Ted?
With such a major change of his facial anatomy I am not sure at all that you'll be able to help him altogether. I suggest that you use local points as the main points prescription with the addition of very strong distant points such as Li-4 and St-36 (mainly of the Yang Ming), etc. In any event, be prepared for a prolonged treatment with a very gradual improvement (if any at all).
|Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 14:36: |
I kind of suspected what you said, but it is nice to hear it from someone else as well. I'll keep you informed. Hope he gets some relief.
|Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 - 02:33: |
I have had stiff jaw for ten years
I now can open my mouth all the way
problem is i have pain on my neck,shoulder, and ear.