I have been suffering with TMD, temporal mandible or disorder, a jaw joint disorder, for almost two years. I have tired two different types of bite splints, the kind of treatment for TMD that dentist and orthodontist use since they see TMD as a problem occurring in the job because that's where the pain is. However, the problem continually become worse. I had headaches daily, and a migraine about once a week, which made me miss work and a life itself. My jaw and neck muscles were tight and tense, making eating and talking difficult and painful. I had to try something else. Luckily, an acquaintance of mine referred me to Dr. Shoemaker. I was willing to try anything at this point.
I noticed a difference after my first adjustment. It felt as if the muscles in my face and jaw opened up and drained. It has been about three months since I began seeing Dr. Shoemaker. My headaches have steadily decreased in severity and frequency. Instead of not being able to remember the last time I didn't have a headache, now I can't remember the last time I had a headache. Not only have the adjustments help my jaw but the neck pain is reduced due to the adjustments and custom-made insoles, my feet are significantly less sore after a hard day at work.
I look forward to my adjustments and tractioning. I feel better and better as every day passes. I can’t thank my friend enough for referring me to Dr. Shoemaker nor can I think Dr. Shoemaker enough for helping me get my life back.