Friday, October 21, 2016

Right to the source of pain and dysfunction

James H.
San Bruno, CA

5.0 star rating 10/19/2016

For decades I've had this nagging discomfort on my traps where the muscle keeps pulling and tugging and have seen four chiropractors and countless massage therapists to address it with mixed results.   Dr Bensen did some deep work to break down the scar tissue and give the area a chance to heal.  After two excruciating sessions, the discomfort has disappeared!!!!!   I'll take 10 min of the most intense pain I've felt in my life for long term relief - no need for pain patches, massage, or adjustments any more !!  Dr Bensen has a deep and functional understanding of the body and gets right to the source to address it and nips the pain in the bud within a few sessions vs others who try to hook you into coming forever. Thank you Dr Bensen for my new pain free life!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

More of Patient's recommendations

  • Amy W.
  • Los Gatos, CA
I had problems with my hearing (for which my ENT specialist was no help), headaches and pain in my face, jaw, and neck . . . thankfully, I was referred to Dr. Bensen!  She recognized that my symptoms stemmed from problems with the TM Joint. After just a few sessions, I'm feeling WAY better, I'm much more conscious of when I clench my jaw, my headaches are pretty much gone, and I have several new (better) habits!  Dr. Bensen has a great personality, which just makes it all even more pleasant.  I highly recommend her.

Dana S.
Campbell, CA 
I suffered from TMJ for 17 years! As an adult it got much worse with long dental appointments and the stress of life.
A year before seeing Dr. Bensen, I had Botox to relieve  the pain of my TMJ. Pain that went down my back and arms! Botox worked for about 8 months but when it wore off I was in dying pain!!! My dentist Dr. Aida Galan did the Botox but would not do it again as she had just discovered a new way, Dr. Bensen's way!
When I saw Dr. Bensen for the first time I was in tears with pain. Really I was crying. She gave me an evaluation that Saturday and followed with a treatment later that same day.
A month later.. Ive seen her twice a week and I can say I am 80% better! I was in super bad shape before. She has taught me how I am throwing my body off, how to fix it and has given me treatments that have aided in getting normal and healthy. Many of her treatments are not fun (actually a bit painful massaging) But the most affective treatment I have ever had from a doctor!

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Patients Remarks

"I think Dr. Kimberly Bensen is a genius, who can fix theTMJ problems when no one else even has any clue of what is wrong.  She is also very kind to spend tine after the treatment showing me the correct posture, the right nutrition and stress management to eradicate the root cause of my problem and to make sure I stay well. Dr. Bensen is a real TMJ expert who delivers results.

I had ear pain, jaw pain and headaches.  I could not brush my teeth without pain or bleeding of my cheek, the tooth brush could not reach my molars (because the jaw wouldn't open enough) and my hearing loss got worse.  When I tried to massage my cheek, it got swollen. I had gone to countless ENT doctors, audiologist, neurologists, internist, and even acupuncturist and a chiropractor.  No one could help me, because no one could find anything wrong.

Recently a friend referred me to his dentist.  I rushed to the doctor, even though I was shocked to learn that a jaw problem might have something to do with a dentist.  After he examined me, the dentist concluded that my problem was too complicated and beyond his ability.  So,, he calle dup his orthodontist friend, who could not help me either, but referred me to dr. Bensen.

Dr. Bensen thoroughly examined me and make some adjustments.  I felt a lot better that day.  after my third treatment, I could brush my teeth with ease, no longer biting on my cheek or tongue.  The ringing in my ears was gone and the number of headaches reduced.  I could not believe it.  Just a few clicks with her activator?  It was magical to me.

Thanks to Dr. Bensen's treatments and education, with better habits, nutrition and more awareness of my jaw position and my posture, I am join envy my hearing will improve in the future."

Susan W.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tingling Tongue

Tingling tongue? Tongue incompetence (doesn't do what you intended-slurring words) 
Burning on top of palate in mouth? 
Numbness in lower lip and skin of the chin?
Pain in the bottom molars without tooth problems?

These symptoms can attributed to TMD. (Temporal Mandibular Disorder)

The nerve that supplies these sensations can be compressed or pinched due to the relationship of where they lay and the mandible's condyle.  An anterior and medially displaced disc of the ™J is likely to interfere with these nerves during movement of the condyle of the jaw.

If it is caused by TMD these symptoms, and ones like these, can be successfully and quickly resolved with The TMJ Therapy. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Last week a patient arrived with Bell's Palsy (a sudden inflammation of the facial nerve causing the muscles of one side of the face to not work resulting in one sided face drooping)

Her left eye was not able to close, the her mouth on that side could't smile or pucker.

I treated her with The TMJ Therapy process for 5 sequential days and by day 6 she could hold water in her mouth (close and pucker) and close her eye! She reported a 90% improvement in symptoms!

When the nerve is being inflamed for 'no reason' there always is a reason, let's assume impingement first, get the pressure off nerve, pressure from a tightened muscle, or misaligned bone (mandible, cranial bone, spinal bone) before drugs or surgery!!

There's no need to suffer any longer.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

If "Click, Pop" is what you experience when you chew or open your mouth with our without pain, you may have TMJ Disorder or TMD.  This is a condition that can stem from a traumatic incidence like a blow to the jaw, or one that has developed over time from no apparent reason.  You may have just visited your dentist and noticed it afterward. You may have had a whiplash situation (minor car accident, rollercoaster whip, woke up with crick in neck). 
It may come and go, or be constant.  You may experience one or a combination of some or all of these seemingly unrelated symptoms:  
              Vertigo/dizziness, ringing in your ear, headache, pain behind your eye, neck stiffness/pain, throat soreness, ear pain when swallowing, tailbone pain, jaw deviation when opening or closing, teeth don't seem to touch right, hair/scalp tender to touch,clogged or "itchy" ears, tired facial muscles, larynigitis or throat issues without infection, voice changes.
Clicking and popping sound isn't necessary for a diagnosis of TMD.  You could experience a combination of these other symptoms without any sound from the joint.

The solution is simple:  Get an accurate diagnosis and follow up with the non-invasive, non-surgical, no drug therapy:  The TMJ Therapy

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Tic Douloureux or Trigeminal Neuralgia
Intense, sharp, stabbing electric like pain in the face, eye, ear, tooth.  Not associated with infection.
Pain can be experienced with moving of head, jaw, brushing teeth, talking, squinting, eating.

Wikipedia states:
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN, or TGN), also known as prosopalgia,[1] suicide disease,[2] or Fothergill's disease[3] is a neuropathic disorder characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face, originating from the trigeminal nerve. The clinical association between TN and hemifacial spasm is the so-called tic douloureux.[4] It has been described as among the most painful conditions known to mankind.[5] It is estimated that 1 in 15,000 or 20,000 people suffer from TN, although the actual figure may be significantly higher due to frequent misdiagnosis. In a majority of cases, TN symptoms begin appearing more frequently over the age of 50, although there have been cases with patients being as young as three years of age. It is more common in females than males.

Current patient experienced symptoms for 2 weeks before coming to The TMJ Therapy, afterall it's not a TemporalMandibularJoint issue....or is it?  After the first treatment some relief was experienced.  After 2 weeks into the 4 week protocol/treatment plan, patient reported no symptoms for 5-6 days!
I witness and get to take part in miracles everyday!

UPDATE:  patient reports 95% better in less than 1 month!