TMD patient, continuous headaches and popping (early) bilaterally. Marked tenderness in the cervical mm.
Delivered the splint with the lowest expectations possible... As I was adjusting, she kept popping in protrusive so I finished up the posterior adjustments and decreased the protrusive slope- MAGIC!!! The popping stopped. The patient's eyes widened and I used Herb's phrase- Isn't that interesting. She's a convert. Now I'm going to experiment (should I say that?) through adjustment. Everyone who said you learn through the splint was right. I have already learned so much.
One caveat, I made them for free over Thanksgiving. That has definitely got to change.
As an update on all the situations that were discussed at Pankey, I have not found the ideal position or office to acquire. I did get an offer but it was going to take 10 yrs to buy out and I want something a little sooner- I'm no spring chicken;)
I've got photos to post and will download (hopefully) this weekend. You all know how slow I am to get these things together. Any comments would be appreciated.