March 05, 2019
Derek D. had pain and nothing he'd tried had been able to help.
A maintenance zone manager for the University of Kansas Medical Center, Derek had been dealing with a disorder in one of his temporomandibular joints – TMJ for short – which are located on the side of the head. They help control facial muscles and bones.
These joints enable us to speak, chew and yawn. When they're not working right, these actions can be extremely painful.
Derek had been dealing with his pain for more than a year.
"I tried Botox, massage, cortisone," he says.