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Pain is the body’s message that something is wrong!

Headaches as well as facial, neck and jaw pain are common occurrences in millions of Americans. These Americans are experiencing headaches (over the eye, in the temples, behind the eyes, and at the based of the skull), generalized facial pain, as well as more specific pain directly in front of the ears, ear symptoms including ear pain, ear ringing, ear buzzing, and congestion, neck and shoulder pain, clicking or grating noises of the jaw joint with movement, and locking of the jaw or pain in the jaw when chewing. Until recently these symptoms, appearing unrelated, were frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as migraine, tension headache, neuritis, neuralgia, or stress. When standard treatment remedies for these types of disorders proved unsuccessful, patients were frequently labeled as hypochondriacs, "it's all in your head", or neurotic. Today, it is well recognized by practitioners that these often unexplained, undiagnosed and therefore untreated symptoms are related to a group of problems called, Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).
Today, because of advances in training, diagnostic skills and new technology, we are able to pin point the cause of these symptoms and provide, often times seemingly miraculous, relief of symptoms which may have been present for years.

Some estimates would suggest that as high as 20% of the American populations possess one or more of the symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder. Although all of these individuals may not have conditions severe enough to warrant treatment, many sufferers have developed such debilitating pain so as to degrade the quality of their life making family, social and business interrelationships difficult if not impossible.

If you or a loved one suffers from one or all of these symptoms, we have help for you.