Acupuncture to cure numbness after jaw surgery

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sgguy
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Acupuncture to cure numbness after jaw surgery

#1 Postby sgguy » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:40 am

Hi,

Has anyone tried acupunture to improve ur numbness after jaw surgery? Most notably in lower jaw... after about a year of insignificant improvement from the numbness...

I have heard acupuncture is quite reliable.
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#2 Postby Rizzie » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:27 am

After a year of insignificant improvement, I'd say give it a try. You don't have anything to lose, and a lot to gain if it works for you.
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#3 Postby bb » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:47 am

I gave it a try(went 4 times) but it didn't do anything.

I've been going for cranio-sacral therapy and it's triggering small improvements.
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#4 Postby sgguy » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:49 am

bb wrote:I gave it a try(went 4 times) but it didn't do anything.

I've been going for cranio-sacral therapy and it's triggering small improvements.


Do u also have numbness in lower jaw after surgery? how long has it been? Where do u live? do u hv any recommendations of cranio scral therapist? what does he do actually?
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accupuncture for numbness

#5 Postby jul » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:30 pm

I have had issues with lower jaw lip numbness and would like to know more. I'd like to find some help with that

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#6 Postby bb » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:25 am

I have numbness of my chin, lower lip and my lower gums - 9 months post op- double jaw surgery.

I live in Ontario Canada.

I have found very slow improvement with cranio-sacral therapy. I'm happy with slow improvement rather than no improvement at all!
It's also called osteopathy.
This is the type of thing my therapist does:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3kDLcFt ... re=related
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Re: Acupuncture to cure numbness after jaw surgery

#7 Postby sgguy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:00 am

Hi all,

It's been a while...

I'm not going to do anything else about this numbness which i'd say is permanent..

Anyway, i've removed the bone plates and screws few days ago..
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Re: Acupuncture to cure numbness after jaw surgery

#8 Postby swampnurse » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:47 am

I see this thread is quite old but I was hoping someone had some recent info. I am five years out from my double he surgery (Lefort + lower jaw advancement) and still have quite a bit of parathesia in lower lip and three quadrants of my gums/teeth. I would be so happy to be relived of this!


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