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Dr. Jason Drake
Samantha went to her dentist seeking help for her TMJ symptoms. She was prescribed steroids that had no effect and was then referred to a dental TMJ specialist. She was subject to numbing medications followed by the forceful moving of her jaw that left her with painful bruises and unable to sleep. She suffered from a locked jaw, painful headaches, not being able to eat certain foods, and pain that radiated through her entire body. Samantha was also given an uncomfortable splint that became a necessity to let her get through her day. Soon after they came to the conclusion that these treatments were not providing any relief, Vicodin and muscle relaxers were prescribed and expected to be taken everyday, interfering excessively with her work and school. Although this treatment may sound painful and ineffective, this treatment is what many people who suffer from TMJ put themselves through.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, otherwise known as TMJ, is a disorder that affects one out of four people. Although people showing symptoms of TMJ may have varying levels of intensity or discomfort, it is never comfortable or asymptomatic. Unfortunately, in this area, there are not very many treatment options for TMJ. The good news is that chiropractic care can make a life changing improvement in symptoms of TMJ. At Drake Chiropractic, Dr. Jason Drake helped Samantha be able to live the good life that many people take for granted.
After only a few treatments at Drake Chiropractic, Samantha stopped taking her medications and her food choices were not restricted by her TMJ. Her headaches that in the past crippled her for entire days began to improve. They became much less frequent and intense. The headaches have gotten so much better that they are very manageable and only slightly irritating, so much that Samantha doesn't even need Aspirin anymore. Considering that she was prescribed muscle relaxers and Vicodin, this was an amazing improvement for Samantha. She was pleased that her chiropractic treatment was much more affective and much less painful than her previous experiences. It was stress free and instead of taking prescription drugs, she didn't need any pain medication. For the first time in more than a year, Samantha had no headaches and very few and far between TMJ symptoms. The treatment offered by Dr. Jason Drake didn't focus only on her jaw. Samantha didn't realize that a spine and jaw adjustment could affect her disorder so profoundly. The management of her disorder included spinal manipulations to restore proper joint and nervous system function. By positively affecting the nervous system, chiropractic care improves the body's ability to heal itself. So, Dr. Drake just needed her whole body to work properly and her jaw would eventually adjust itself, which it did. The splint, that Samantha was forced to wear every day, is now in the trash.
Samantha now wishes she had not wasted all of the money and discomfort at the dentist but had just gone straight to her chiropractor's office. She didn't realize the outstanding difference chiropractic care can make in your life. Not only have her TMJ symptoms vanished, but she is also healthier, more energetic and happier. Dr. Jason Drake focuses on his patient's entire well being. How can your body work correctly and efficiently when your nervous system is impaired? It cannot. Spinal adjustments allow your body to work at the best of its ability by aligning the vertebrae and allowing the nerves to work without being pinched or disrupted. The following disorders have symptoms that can be helped with chiropractic care: arthritis, allergies, ear infections, insomnia, and indigestion. Healing your aches and pains naturally, without drugs, is the unparalleled treatment option that can be found at Drake Chiropractic.