My name is Brad. I have been a sufferer of TMJ pain since early 2012. Upon the onset of my pain (and other related symptoms), I have been exploring every kind of conventional and unconventional TMJ treatment around. So much so that I was surprised to learn I had accumulated over $7000 in related medical expenses when filing my 2012 income tax. (This is from a guy who is generally very frugal – but as other TMJ sufferers will understand, when living with chronic pain, money becomes a secondary concern).
While there are many useful resources online, the one drawback I found is too many people venting their own frustration of pain and suffering and not enough sharing about positive treatment outcomes. While venting your problems is a beneficial practice (particularly if there is nobody in your life who can truly sympathize with what your are going through), many people tend to disappear from TMJ forums once they have found resolution to their problems.
As such, I thought I would start a blog to chronicle all the Tested TMJ Treatments that I have tried. Many have failed, some have had questionable results, while a few have brought me considerable relief from TMJ pain. Hopefully you can use this site to learn from my history, find quicker TMJ relief, and save some money along the way.