TMD….SO LITTLE UNDERSTOOD
My Practice is restricted to treatment of TMJ/TMD & Migraine & Tension Headache.WE TREAT THE SOURCE that in many cases causes the following symptoms to appear: Jaw clicking & clenching & pain. Ear ringing (tinnitus) & dizziness, Lightheadedness, Sleep disruption, Sinusitis, Ear congestion & pain, Neck & shoulder pain, Visual disturbance, Teeth grinding, Throat irritation, Jaw muscle pain, Jaw opening pain, Locked jaw.
I feel as though I am part of a very special breed of TMJ/TMD Practioners that are more successful than any other health professional group in the treatment of migraine originating from TMD/ TENSION STRESS. I go into great detail on my extensive, well focused web site www. DrMikePilar.com.
TMD is is either passed off by the medical community as untreatable or in many cases not even diagnosed. In addition, most migraine patients I initially see have been to neurologists where brain MRIs are taken, showing no tumors present. These patients are often treated with muscle relaxants and sent home. TMJ dysfunction is not taught in medical or dental school to any great detail. The health profession looks at patient symptoms through the eyes of disease, not dysfunction. The medical community for example classifies headaches as a disease and prescribes medication. The reality is most headaches are a symptom of a source, the source being the TMJ mal-function, effected elevator muscles, tooth imbalance and excited trigeminal nerve. That’s about everything we attend to.
Further, pain management physicians routinely give TMD/migraine patients injections temporarily treating TMD pain symptoms, with the physicians unable to find or treat the source of the patient’s pain. Many patients eventually end up researching and diagnosing their own condition after failed attempts by health professionals to guide them. The average new patient i see has been to at least three to six medical spectialty offices seeking treatment for TMD/ Migraine before seeing me.