TMJ 'dysfunction' - Health implications

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The use of steroids is rife in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients with little understanding of how the disease manifests itself.

The discovery of Steroids was made by Dr. Philip Hench who specialized in arthritic disease. In the course of his work, he observed the favourable effects of jaundice on arthritic patients, causing a remission of pain. Other bodily changes, for example pregnancy, produced the same effect. These and other observations led him gradually to the conclusion that the pain-alleviating substance was a steroid.

In the period 1930-1938, Dr. E. C. Kendall had isolated several steroids from the adrenal gland cortex. After several years of collaboration with Dr. Kendall, it was decided to try the effect of one of these substances, Compound E (later named cortisone), on arthritic patients. In 1948-1949, cortisone was successfully tested on arthritic patients. Hench also treated patients with ACTH, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland which stimulates the adrenal gland.

Hench, who received the Nobel Prize for the application of cortisone to rheumatoid arthritis, perhaps falsely labelled as an autoimmune disease, was visited by the British Rheumatologist Dr Oswald Savage in 1950. He found Hench ‘depressed by the increasingly numerous reports of side effects… My generation will never forget the severe complications they produced – the moon face, the perforated and bleeding ulcers, the bruising and crushed vertebrae’.

Remember 'the crushed vertebrae' - the very places where asymmetries impinge on nerves which cause the neuralgic pains in the first place and hence, my contention, that the steroids would result in an intensification of these pains in the long term, the worsening of gait related problems and the continued decline in the health of patients on Steroids. Unfortunately, Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is centred around joints and the spinal vertebrae would worsen with such treatment in the long term but steroids continue to be the main arsenal in the treatment of RA!

The precise causes of so-called autoimmune diseases, e.g. MS and RA remains elusive to medicine and the application of steroids which were initially found to just treat the pain and perhaps inflammation of arthritis are now used as a cure. This completely overrides without recourse to what medicines' goal has been in understanding disease before the application of a treatment.

It is perhaps uneconomical to find the real cause of these so called 'autoimmune ' diseases as it would seriously affect the vast fortunes being made from selling steroids and other immune modulating drugs at a cost of $100,000 per patient per year!

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