Marguerite H.

I’m a 71-year-old woman who has suffered TMJ headaches for my entire adult life and never knew what they were until a friend recently mentioned TMJ and I looked it up on the internet. Fortunate for me, one of the internet search results was Dr. Jerry Mulder and I called immediately for an appointment. On my first visit, my head hurt too much to even ask intelligent questions. Why, when I had been having dental procedures done by an endodontist for five years, had my dentist or the endodontist never thought the pain might be referred pain from my jaw? My jaw was in terrible shape (my opinion), some bone was missing, and the joint was pressing up into my ear. I had severe jaw pain, a numb chin, facial pain, neck pain, constant headache, dizziness, back pain, ear congestion and diminished hearing, shoulder pain, sinus congestion, and visual disturbances. I was basically non-functional when I got my orthotic from Dr. Mulder. Now, three months later, I am functional. Some days I still get a headache and/or some dizziness but the difference is miraculous. Most of the other symptoms I listed above are gone. I so wish I had started this treatment years earlier before permanent damage was done to my jaw, but I am thrilled at the progress I have made thanks to Dr. Mulder and hope to graduate to only wearing the orthotic at night soon. Thank you for giving me my life back.