TMJ & Facial Pain Center, Dr. Wesley Shankland
It is probable that you or someone you know suffers with headaches that are mild to incapacitating. How many doctors does it take to diagnose and treat the cause for headaches or orofacial pain? On average, Dr. Shankland is the ninth doctor patients see before finding relief of their symptoms. Unfortunately, not all headaches are created equal and often times are misdiagnosed and go untreated. TMJ is an abbreviation for the anatomical medical term Temporomandibular joint or "jaw joint." The TMJ is simply the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull and allows you to open and close your mouth freely. Sounds simple? Not so for TMD (Temporomandibular dysfunction) sufferers: Opening the mouth, chewing, and talking – functional movement we take for granted - can be excruciatingly painful, debilitating and chronically affect normal day to day activities. Finding a specialist who treats TMJ is one of the most difficult challenges for sufferers. Dr. Wesley Shankland has been the doctor to trust for over 30 years when seeking successful diagnosis and pain management for TMJ and orofacial pain disorders.