922 E. Edison Ave • Sunnyside
Temporo Mendibular Joint – It is the Joint of the Jaw
In front of the ear canal that is the most utilized joint in the body
Swallowing – Chewing – Talking – Breathing
TMJD is a malfunction of normal the TemporoMandibular Joint Structure, its Movement or both.
There is not one specific reason why 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorders. Trauma to face or head, whiplash, bad bite (tooth-to-tooth contact or malocclusion), teeth clenching and grinding, ligament laxity, opening jaw too wide, and stress are all common associated risk factors that can contribute to TMD (TMJD).
TMJD is the GREAT IMPOSTER.
TMJD is often misdiagnosed by health care professionals. Technical & Standard diagnostic methods used to detect TMJD, are ignored in those cases. Then a JUMP to a misdiagnosis is common if sufficient scientific data is not collected to make the RIGHT diagnosis. THEN, treatment is directed to relieve symptoms rather than eliminate the cause of TMJD.
Dr. Stevens reviews your form and fully discusses every question with you during your consultation appointment to fully understand your case in a comprehensive manner.
A detailed, 6-page heath history is filled out online which creates your chart in our computer system.
The CAUSE of IMBALANCE is Derangement:
Muscles, ligaments, tendons, tooth contact,
Head and jaw bones and/or nerves
One who is skilled at locating the Imbalance with the necessary diagnostic equipment
Let the body tell you where Don’t make it worse…”Do No Harm”
Medication can mask the symptoms. Meds and surgery can be used later if required.
Both can complicate accurate assessment and diagnosis.
Source of the Imbalance and History of Imbalance
The TMJD Expert can work with:
To discover the patient’s
“Hidden Path” to optimal health.
A combination of therapies is often need to obtain optimum BALANCE
Reference treatment methods.
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
922 E. Edison Ave
Sunnyside, WA 98944
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