Dealing with TMJD?


Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Dealing with TMJD is a war, a war that can be won with the proper help, patience and a little dedication. It ussually needs to be dealt with from a few simple different directions, to keep it from rearing it’s ugly head.


Last Resort…Surgery

I believe that surgery or any permanent “solutions” should be a last resort. Your situation should be addressed as an individual, with your own type of pain, not just another “patient”. You should not be given a “canned” program and treated like a number.


Head & Face

Pain areas of TMJD in face and head.



A large number of people that suffer from a whiplash injury also suffer with TMJD.


Doctor Recommended

I would highly recommend Michael Berner for his back and body work. I have had the experience of having massage therapy to relieve muscle tightness and spasm throughout my body for my occupation as a surgeon. His treatments have been highly successful in allowing me to not miss a beat in my treatments and surgeries to my patients. Michael also strengthened my low back using his MedX Lumbar machine, after years of pain, I can now say it is virtually gone.

I have also had the opportunity to refer temporal mandibular dysfunction patients to Michael with excellent results.

Dr. Murrey Fain

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Fain, Dr Murray

1480 Foster St Suite 10, White Rock V4B 3X7, BC


My desire is to give you hope, and to bring you, “The person out of the Patient.”

90% of all TMJ Dysfunction pain can be eliminated in as little as 1-3 visits, Depending on the scope of your issue, you may or may not need further visits to eliminate your pain from coming back.   

Do You Have Any Of The Following Symptoms?

Area #1 – Around The Jaw

  • Clicking, grating or popping in the jaw joint
  • Pain in and/ or around the Jaw
  • Clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep or during the day
  • Difficulty opening and or closing your mouth
  • Jaw locks open or shut
  • Pain in the teeth
  • Tired or sore jaw when you wake up
  • Jaw deviates from center upon opening and closing your mouth

Area #2 – Around The Head

  • Difficulty swallowingdifficulty swallowing
  • Muscle spasms or soreness around the head and neck
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Frequent earaches with no infection present
  • Headaches of all kinds
  • Sinus pain
  • Pressure behind the eyes
  • Tearing for no reason

Area #3 – Throughout the Body

  • Muscle spasms in the neck, shoulder, back, arms or legs
  • Muscle spasms in the neck, shoulder, back, arms or legs
  • Numbness in arms or fingers
  • Dizziness
  • Backaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue, nervousness, anger or depression

If you have one or more symptoms in area 1, in addition to any symptoms from either Area 2 or 3, this is a strong indication of a TMJ dysfunction.

90% of TMJ disorders is a muscular-skeletal related dysfunction and are helped or alleviated by Soft Tissue manipulation. TMJD surgeries have a high rate of failure and are very rarely required. You may have been dealing with these symptoms for years or just a short time. Whichever one is true we need to stop the cycle of pain and dysfunction, it will not just go away, and if it does it will usually come back with a vengeance. People can go weeks, months, years and lifetimes going through needless pain and loss of work, relationships and lifestyle. Many health professionals do not know how to deal with your TMJD and for that reason you could be sent on a never ending journey of  finances, opinions, appointments and tests leading to disappointment and hopelessness.

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