I thought I'd update my earlier review of this book ("A lifeline if book's guidelines..."), now that I have finally had my much-anticipated assessment with the Consultant in the TMJ Unit in the Dental Hospital in March 2004. As a result of following the advice given in the book for many months now, all the Consultant could say to me was, "You've done our job for us. Well done!" I shall not be having any treatment at all from them, unless the TMJ does not continue to improve. They believe that I should be able to put the TMJ behind me if I carry on following the book.
I am not cured yet, but the TMJ no longer rules my life. It is much more tolerable. Of course, I still get some bad days, but the understanding of the condition which the book has given me means that I know what to do to help it improve. The lifestyle modifications I have made to overcome the TMJ are second-nature by now. Although a little restricting, such methods as ensuring proper posture at the computer, modifying eating habits, and performing daily exercises are a small price to pay for relief of TMJ. P.S. I think the fact that the Consultant made a note of the book's name and author speaks volumes!