Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Dennis P. Steigerwald, DC
National Institute of Health estimates that four billion dollars
are spent on diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular
disorders (TMD) in the United States alone every year and
that TMD is the second most commonly occurring musculoskeletal
condition resulting in pain and disability (after chronic
low back pain). TMDs are a subclassification of musculoskeletal
website was created to help chiropractors, dentists, oral
and maxillo-facial surgeons, physical therapists, medical
physicians and other health care practitioners more effectively
recognize and coordinate treatment of temporomandibular disorders
this website contains TMD examination and treatment guidelines
appropriate for any practitioner and any TMD case, there is
an emphasis on sudden onset cases, e.g. whiplash induced TMD.
injuries and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are both capable
of producing a constellation of symptoms. These symptoms include
headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, dizziness and tinnitus.
Jaw pain may or may NOT be a prevalent complaint. Doctors examining
and treating whiplash patients must be aware that whiplash can
and does cause TMJ injuries and that the symptoms can mimic
cervical injury. In the same vein, practitioners treating TMD
need to be aware of the fact that the TMD symptoms of headache,
neck pain, dizziness and tinnitus may dominate over local TMJ
pain and dysfunction. Whether the TMD case is traumatic or insidious
in onset, acute or chronic in nature, timely and accurate diagnosis
coupled with diagnostic specific treatment and referrals will
improve treatment results and minimize protracted pain and suffering.
Your Practice by Improving Your Results!
free to use, print and share all of the information you'll
find in the 'Education Information' section below.
We also offer the TMD Training System which will
teach you how to perform a thorough, diagnostically accurate
and medicolegally sound TMD exam in under 10 minutes. Everything
listed below (and much more) is demonstrated on video and
explained in detail.
Why do you need Dr. Steigerwald's TMD Training System? Click
> Examination & Diagnosis
Manipulation & Mobilization
> Home Care & Physiotherapy
> Headache, Neck Pain
> Oral Orthotics/Dental
> Medico Legal Issues
highly recommend Dr. Steigerwald's training program on whiplash
and TMD. As a direct result of knowledge gained from his program
my treatment effectiveness improved and my practice grew substantially.
His video/workbook presentation makes this complex subject
clear and the information is immediately useful in your practice.
Kenneth Greenberg, DC
La Mesa, California
have co-treated patients with Dr. Steigerwald for over 10
years. I consider his physical management skills to be unparalleled.
In his program he presents a clear model for dental-chiropractic
interaction. I recommend it for both chiropractors and dentists
treating TMJ injuries.
Post Graduate Instructor USC School of Dentistry
Los Angeles, California
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Dennis P. Steigerwald, DC
P.O. Box 1934
Shelter Island, NY 11964/USA
Ph: (631) 749-1534
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