When I found Dr. Chanin I was at the end of my rope. I had been suffering from chronic facial pain and severe headaches for eight years. The pain that I went through was at times unbearable, disabling, and very real. I would not wish this on anyone. I lived in my own world and no one could understand what I was going through, it was a struggle to just get through the day. My doctors were unable to diagnose me and at times seemed to be bothered by my complaints. Over those eight years, I had every medical test imaginable and nothing was ever found. My doctors tried a variety of medications, some helped, and some did not. Overall, the medications only took the edge off. The pain was always there and had become a part of my daily life. Determined to find help, I started looking for doctors who were knowledgeable in TMJ. I can across Dr. Chanin and contacted his office to setup a consultation. Let me tell you, learned more about TMJ in that one-hour consultation than I have learned from any of the other doctors I had seen. Everything he said made sense and fit into what I was experiencing. Just the idea of talking to someone who had expert knowledge of this condition made me feel better. After my consult with Dr. Chanin, I decided to sign up for his TMJ treatment program. This program has literally saved me. My pain, which was daily and often severe, has now gone away and there is no need for medications. I occasionally have small flare ups but they are relieved after putting my appliances in. This program WORKS! I am living proof of that. P.S. Dr. Chanin thanks for giving me my life back! Jim Patient since 2005
I had had it! I needed serious help! After years of wearing a night guard to protect my teeth from the destructive effects of grinding them, my TMJ had reached a new level. I had grown accustomed to and suffered through chronic headaches, neck pain, jaw pain and upset stomachs. But when it came to the point where I could barely open my mouth wide enough to eat and I was experiencing intense shooting pains in my right ear, I didn’t know what to do. This was bad! Thankfully, Dr. Chanin assured me he could help. He thoroughly explained what was happening with my jaw and how his specially developed TMJ treatment goes way beyond protecting my teeth from the wear and tear of my grinding to actually addressing and fixing the misalignments with my jaw that was the cause of my painful symptoms. He was absolutely right! Within days, the pain subsided, my jaw relaxed and I could once again open my mouth, to my surprise even wider than before. My headaches and neck pain went away. Happily, my stomach problems became a thing of the past. I sleep more deeply now. My jaw no longer gets fatigued nor embarrassingly shakes uncontrollably when I get my teeth cleaned. The quality of my life has dramatically improved! Now within minutes of getting a TMJ adjustment, I can feel the difference. My body relaxes creating a wonderful calming effect on my mind. My only regret is that I waited so long to get treatment. I could’ve felt better years ago, long before my symptoms reached the point of being unbearable.
Stephanie Patient since 2004
I have been seeing Dr. Chanin as my dentist for many years. When he first explained about the TMJ I was pretty skeptical. I did start using the splints but discarded them after a couple of years. After a relatively short period of time, I started feeling more and more fatigued. I tried a number of different vitamins, etc. and nothing helped. Then I had my splints adjusted and started wearing them again. It was amazing! It makes such a difference to my life that even my husband notices when my splints need to be adjusted.
Kathy Patient since 1982
When I first came to Dr. Chanin I had pain in my jaw 24/7. I had trouble opening my mouth for sandwiches, other common foods, and I even had to “Smash” my Twinkies to get them in my mouth! Dr. Chanin interviewed me, x-rayed me, measured my mouth opening, and took impressions. All painless procedures. I now wear appliances only at night and occasionally when I’m stressed. My jaw pain is completely gone and I no longer have to smash ANY foods!
Joan Patient since 2000
I was beginning to think that the headaches, sleepless nights, and unbearable neck pain were never going away. My internist and neurosurgeon didn’t figure it out. Then I went to a chiropractor who referred me to Dr. Chanin. My diagnosis was TMJ disorder and my treatment began.
Now there are no more headaches, sleepless nights and unbearable neck pain. Alice Patient since 1990
I thank God for Dr. Chanin and pray he never retires! After treatment for my TMJ problem, my daily headaches and jaw pain went away. The ability to open my mouth increased significantly, my teeth have stayed in line and I no longer live on pain medication.