TMJD

Did you know that according to the American Academy of Craniofacial pain, one in eight Americans suffers from recurring headaches that are severe enough to affect their quality of life? Furthermore, an estimated 80% of headaches occur from muscle tension related to your bite. Problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) has long been treated using pain meds, night guards, and dental grinding of the bite. None of these procedures evaluate the root of the cause. These procedures are merely soothing symptoms and many work minimally at best. Over the past couple of years, Dr. Friedman has dedicated his time to understanding the cause of TMJ and other related conditions such as undiagnosed or misdiagnosed migraines, tension headaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness, pain when chewing, head and neck pain and TMJ’s association with chronic lower back pain.  Although no specific data exists regarding the social impact of TMJ disorders, it is estimated to account for as much as thirty billion dollars a year in lost productivity. Americans lose 550 million work days every year due to symptoms associated with TMJ, with facial pain and headache being the most common complaints.

 

The TMJ and jaw are attached via two muscles to the second vertebrae (C2) in the neck (spine). This C2 is commonly injured along with the spine. The spine will misalign and cause imbalance in the jaw. Because of this imbalance, the jaw tracks incorrectly, discs in the jaw degenerate, and pain ensues. This imbalance is the root of the problem. The answer is to correct the spine and reverse the degeneration of the TMJ joint directly. This protocol offers long term relief and healing of the TMJ and many other spinal related conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain, and headaches of all kinds

 

Dr. Friedman, a QSM³ Doctor, who specializes in spinal corrections by using advanced diagnostics, can often resolve TMJ and its associated conditions. Many patients initially complain of lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, and dizziness (vertigo) as their primary symptoms. Three dimensional views of the spine are evaluated, and after analyzing a detailed history, TMJ can often be associated with these primary conditions. When the spine is corrected the patient’s symptoms are frequently resolved within 7 to 30 days without reoccurrence.

 

“I have had severe headaches for as long as I can remember. I have been to neurologists and TMJ specialists and nothing helped. I took 6-9 pain killers everyday for years. With Dr. Friedman, I now only have occasional mild pressure in my neck and I no longer take pain killers.”    Tony L.

 

“One visit and my TMJ was gone. No more 20 years of night guard.”  Sharon K.

 

“I have had neck and shoulder pain and severe TMJ for years. I had been to everyone. The pain was so bad I was in tears. Dr. Friedman corrected my spine and balanced my jaw. Within 30 days, the improvement was dramatic. It has been 4 months now and I am pain free since my third office visit. Candy R.”

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