Since I was 12 years old, I have been dealing with constant jaw pain, clicking, dislocation, grinding, headaches, and facial pain. This past year, it had gotten so bad I even had issues with eating and sleeping.
Although I had previously tried getting treated by various physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, physical therapists, and chiropractors, they were all only able to provide me with temporary relief. After visiting Dr. Klein, I was able to see a huge difference in my symptoms and saw a complete transformation in less than 5 months. Rather than giving me an upper jaw bite guard like everyone else, he gave me an orthotic for my lower jaw that not only prevented negative effects from grinding and clenching but also moved my jaw into the correct place; fixing the problem at its root.
Dr. Klein, is very straightforward, gives you only the treatment you need, and produces wonderful results fast. I will forever be thankful for his help!
I AM A BELIEVER!
I have been dealing with a constant, nagging right jaw pain for the last three years. Most days the pain would radiate down my neck causing upper thoracic discomfort. Chiropractic care and physical therapy offered only temporary relief. I was convinced I would have to deal with the discomfort for the rest of my life.
Three months ago my chiropractor suggested I reach out to Dr. Klein at Michigan Head and Neck Institute. My diagnoses was TMJ. One month after receiving my appliance, the pain had significantly subsided. Today I am completely pain free! You do not have to deal with it! Thank you Dr. Klein and staff!
This past year has been tough for everyone and I started to clench and grind my teeth at night which messed up my jaw. I was so happy with Dr. Klein and his staff, he made an appliance that I wear at night and it has helped me tremendously. I would recommend Dr. Klein for anyone with TMJ.
I am overjoyed with the professional attitude and positive customer service rendered to me by Dr. Richard Klein and his amazing staff.
Promises made, promises kept: Top notch care, professional courtesy, with true-to-life expectations. My TMJ may never be cured, but I can expect the best treatment to address the source of my discomfort.
No hocus pocus only professional treatment to address my varying pain thresholds caused by my TMJ.
Thank you with my best wishes to you and your highly trained and compassionate staff.
Dr. Klein was absolutely incredible. I have been to 11 specialists over 10 months with no luck for headaches every 3 hours around the clock. Two appointments and my headaches are gone. He is helpful, professional, takes time with you, takes proper testing, no drugs, pinpointed the problem right away. I would recommend him to any of my relatives and friends.
“Your staff was very friendly and knows what they are doing. Dr. Klein really knows his stuff and took the time to explain everything to me and made me feel comfortable.”
“Dr. Klein has changed my life. He is a highly intelligent, understanding, and caring man. For over ten years I have been suffering from TMD. I dislocated my jaw and was unable to pop it back in. I went to the Emergency Room, doctors attempted to put it back in. I was even sedated, I woke up and it slipped back out. The next step they said was to see a dentist. As a hygienist, I understand the lack of specialists in TMD. Dr. Klein has spent OVER 20 YEARS researching TMJ problems, traveling all over the world to learn the most he can. I have never heard of such dedication. He fit me in his schedule and numbed my joints and spent time delicately maneuvering my jaw in place. I was scared of the situation and he took the time to listen to me and reassure me. My disc in my jaw was still slipped after the joint was back in. He created an appliance to move it back in place. Once it slipped in and everything was normal again, I was brought to tears. I have never had such relief in my jaw in TEN years. I can’t thank him enough for his work. I cannot recommend this man enough, and even refer my own patients to him as well. Thank you Dr. Klein and staff.”
“I am very thankful to have found Dr. Klein and the Michigan Head & Neck Institute staff. My teenage son, Elijah had been suffering from jaw pain and dislocation for over 3 years. He was adjusted regularly by a chiropractor. While seeking a long term solution, our home dentist suggested getting Dr. Klein’s advice. We quickly found out that Elijah was clenching his jaw whenever he was stressed. Since the first time Elijah wore his appliance, he has never had to get his jaw adjusted again! This is such a blessing! Recently one morning, I awoke with a numb tooth due to clenching and grinding my teeth. Since then, I too have experienced the relief that my son has, under the care of Dr. Klein. He is kind, knowledgeable, and really listens and cares about what you are saying. I highly recommend Dr. Klein and his staff to anyone experiencing jaw pain. I praise them often to coworkers, family and friends.”
“About 5 months ago I dislocated my TMJ on the left side of my jaw. I probably did it yawning but really cannot remember how it happened. Anyway, the joint slipped back into place but I was experiencing some pain following the incident. I thought it would go away in a couple of weeks and things would return to normal. However, 4 months later, I still had some pain and my teeth on the left side would not meet correctly. My dentist referred me to Dr. Klein, I made an appointment and saw Dr. Klein about a month later. By this time, things had improved somewhat and I had significantly less pain. Dr. Klein had x-rays taken and then examined my jaw. He discovered some swelling on the left TMJ. He used a working model to thoroughly explain what had happened to that joint. He inserted his thumb onto the joint and did a massage. Following this treatment, my teeth came together normally. Dr. Klein showed me how to do this type of massage at home. However, he suggested that I receive an injection to relieve the pain. I made an appointment to have the injection 4 days later. I did the massages at home for the next two days. On the third day, I noticed that the pain was nearly completely gone. However, I kept the appointment for the injection anyway. Dr. Klein reevaluated my TMJ and decided to not do the injection because the pain was gone. He tested my bite and my teeth were meeting correctly. The condition was essentially gone. Had it not been for Dr. Klein, I probably would still be in pain. The treatment was simple, the cure was quick. I highly recommend Dr. Klein to anyone experiencing TMJ dysfunction issues. He has expertise in all conditions affecting the head and neck. The office staff is very friendly and caring as were the technicians who took care of me. This is a truly professional practice.”
“I had so much pain on the left side of my jaw that Motrin 800 did not help take it away. I went to my dentist and they found out I had TMJ, my husband saw Michigan Head & Neck Institute’s sign on the 696 service drive, so I called them and went in and saw Dr. Klein. I received treatments which included some shots and a TENS unit. He taught me how to massage and I got a mouth guard that I wore 24/7 for about six months, now I just need to wear it at night and I have no pain! I’d recommend Dr. Klein to anyone who has any TMJ problems. The staff is very considerate, helpful and understanding. Please if you have any problems with TMJ, go see Dr. Klein, he’s the best. Thank you so much Dr. Klein and staff.”
“I have had a great experience at the Michigan Head and Neck Institute. Dr. Klein has helped me greatly reduce the pain I was suffering from with TMJ. He has offered me so many different therapies to pursue and each avenue has offered another way to ease the pain. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering with TMJ”
“I can’t say enough about how Dr. Klein changed my life, I suffered for over 5 years. I went to eye doctors, ear doctors, dentists, a few medical doctors, even a neurosurgeon who was ready to do brain surgery, the pain was unbearable. In May 2017 I went to a dentist (Dr. Baker) and told her to pull 4 teeth on the right side of my mouth. After x-rays, she informed me that my teeth did not hurt me. I know my eye, hair, nose, throat, tongue, temple eye socket and head hurts along with my teeth (so I thought). The dentist (Dr. Baker) referred me to Dr. Richard Klein, he was so understanding, caring and very thorough. He explains what is going on and takes his time to make sure he answers any questions you may have. He reminds me of the old school doctors that really care about their patients. You don’t have to wait for hours to be seen, I truly feel like I am family. His staff is very caring as well, I can’t say enough about him. Best of all, I had 2 treatments and was pain free, yes pain free. I wish I had found him 5 years ago. He is a good man and a GREAT doctor. I wish all my doctors were like him.”
“I’ve had TMJ for almost 20 years, as a military spouse, I’ve seen doctor’s in 5 different states to fix and manage my TMJ pain and symptoms. My visit with Dr. Klein was fantastic!! He is very knowledgeable about TMJ and pains associated from TMJ. I am very thankful my insurance payed for my visits and new appliance. I highly recommended Dr. Klein”
“I met Dr. Klein over five years ago because I was suffering from TMJ. He explained to me what it meant and what he could do to help me. I am grateful, he certainly is a wonderful, caring person and he has a courteous staff. I would recommend him to anyone who has this problem. Thank you.”
“Dr. Klein’s ears should be on fire. I tell everyone about his treatment center and staff. I don’t know what condition I would be in without him and his staff. Thank you.”
“I was experiencing TMJ pain and was referred to Dr. Klein, it has been a great experience. Dr. Klein in extremely knowledgeable about what TMJ is and explains it very well in layman’s terms. My whole experience was great, I was fitted with an orthotic and had almost immediate pain relief. The atmosphere at the office is totally comfortable and the office staff is excellent. They make sure you are given accurate and updated information regarding your insurance coverage. I would highly recommend Dr. Klein to anyone experiencing TMJ.”
“Before coming to Doctor Klein, I was suffering from a toothache for 2 months. I had a root canal, after that my dentist recommended extracting this tooth, as well as the one next to it. I had been to the ER twice, I saw two different neurologists, had MRIs of my brain and face, a CAT scan, but nothing helped. I took a lot of pills for trigeminal neuralgia (antibiotics, pain killers, etc) and nothing helped. I didn’t sleep, didn’t eat and was mentally lost because of this permanent pain. The world was black to me. I tried acupuncture, visited a few general dentists for second opinions, an oral surgeon, a root canal specialist – nobody could provide me with a correct diagnosis. Most dentists were thinking it was a neurological problem. My test didn’t show any neurology problems but my dentist could not see anything either. So I had to take medication prescribed by my neurologist and I was waiting for an improvement that didn’t come. During my second visit to the emergency room, I mentioned permanent spasms in the gum area and ringing in both ears and fortunately the doctor there diagnosed me with possible TMD and recommended I go back to the dentist to treat it. My general dentist sent me to Doctor Klein because he already helped her husband very much after a car accident. It was my lucky day when I called this office and got an appointment the next day (thank you so much front desk) with the doctor. His professional attitude was beyond any warm words. I had x-rays of my TMJ and an exam. He confirmed that I definitely have TMJ and I have to follow his recommendation to treat it. It is a long treatment but I should see some small improvements soon. I read the booklet I received in the office (awesome for the soft food diet), I took Baclofen twice a day as he prescribed and scheduled physical therapy. Doctor Klein also mentioned that another tooth, which still bothered me, had to be treated, he explained that the problem was not related to TMJ because the tooth had reaction to cold and hot. He sent me to an endodonist for treatment (thank you for this advice!) The endodontist performed a third root canal in the same area! My huge pain from that tooth disappeared. I went back to Doctor Klein’s office to start physical therapy which helped me very much to eliminate the spasms, ringing in my ears and the pain. I started to feel better after the 2nd therapy and it was better and better each day. Also Doctor Klein told me that I have to wear the orthotic 24 hours a day (I already had it) and I discovered that it reduces my pain also. I had 12 physical therapy sessions which made a lot of progress in my condition. Currently it has been more than 4 months from my first visit, I still have some pain if I don’t wear the orthotic, but it is getting better each day. I am completely off medication, can eat any food, and have no problem sleeping. I believe I have a correct diagnosis and a correct treatment so I am very optimistic now. Thank you so much Doctor Klein for helping me. Thank you.”
“I’ve had constant left facial pain, pain with biting, chewing, and really any movement of my jaw at all since December 2016. I had an episode where my jaw locked partially open. I forced it open which caused lancinating pain, forced my mouth closed, again extremely painful, following which I could not open my mouth more than the width of a slice of bread. On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain was a constant 5 and up to 10 with any movement of my jaw. I visited my oral surgeon in Troy whom I’d seen previously for right jaw pain. I did wear a night guard and had for over five years. He sent me to PT which I completed with improvement in ability to open my mouth a little more than two fingerbreadths, but I still had constant left facial pain and increased pain with biting and chewing. I asked my dentist, Dr. Zia Rafiq, for referral to a different oral surgeon, and that is how I came to Dr. Klein. After consultation and x-rays, Dr. Klein offered and I accepted trigger point injection therapy. I didn’t notice any improvement after the first set of injections. I had the second set of injections about a week later. The next day, when I woke in the morning, I realized for the first time in 15 months the absence of facial pain. I was so surprised to be pain free that at first I wasn’t sure what was different, but as I sat up in bed and touched the left side of my face, opened and closed my mouth a few times, I realized that I wasn’t dreaming and that I was, in fact, absolutely pain free! I was overjoyed! I had pretty much accepted the fact that I’d have facial pain for the rest of my life, but thanks to Dr. Klein, I no longer have pain in my left TMJ at all. After several more sets of injections and post-treatment consultation, I have been released from treatment with a return if and when I need it. Dr. Klein actually treats patients in his office. He listens, gives his treatment recommendations and carries out the treatment in his office. I am pleased beyond words at the pain relief. I occasionally have pain with biting, but the constant left facial pain and pain with chewing are gone. I didn’t think it possible to feel this good again, but I do and I am grateful to Dr. Klein and his excellent staff. Each time I was at his office, I was greeted at reception by friendly, smiling office staff. I appreciate the atmosphere of calm and caring, and that atmosphere was constant. That is important to me. Thank you, Dr. Klein, and your excellent staff for making a huge improvement in my overall well being. I can live without pain. If it recurs, I know I can see you again and achieve relief.”
“I went to see Dr. Klein for trouble with my jaw. After being examined and consulted, I found out that my problems were worse than I thought. My whole head, neck, and jaw were being affected and my teeth were being ground flat. Dr. Klein told me everything would be ok and he was right! He made me a custom guard for my mouth that I can wear comfortably during the day. It’s been some months now and things are better than ever. I can’t thank Dr. Klein enough for helping me with my jaw trouble, headaches, sinus trouble, teeth grinding, and neck pain. I have recommended Dr. Klein to my father and to numerous friends. I hope Dr. Klein keeps helping people for a long time.”
“I’ve had TMJ for over 20 years with the pain, muscle spasms and teeth broken in my sleep but I never realized how dangerous it is. Until one day while showering I tossed my head forward to wash shampoo off the back of my neck. The combined spasms of my neck and jaw muscles yanked my head violently to the right. I managed, with exruciating pain, to get my head upright, but I couldn’t turn my head right or look down. The pain never eased. After consultations with neurologists, a neurosurgeon, and 6 weeks of physical therapy I learned I had damaged my spinal cord and I was lucky not to be in a wheelchair. My therapist tried everything but could not relax the muscles of my jaw. Dr. Masi, my dentist, had fortunately attended a recent standing room only lecture by Dr. Klein and, as we had tried unsuccessfully for years to correct my TMJ, we decided to call. The office was very helpful and supportive and Dr. Klein’s friendly manor, sense of humor, and professionalism put me at ease. The trigger point injection treatments released the worst spasm with remarkable success. After treatment I have returned to kayaking and wildlife photography that I feared would be impossible again. I do the therapy exercises I learned 3 times daily, go to the gym and swim to keep my daily morning neck stiffness from taking hold. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Klein for providing the crucial knowledge that gave me my life back.”
“My name is Beth Leininger and I am a Registered Nurse for a living who has suffered for about 10 months with a TMJ issue. I had tried to find a specialist for approximately 6 months since the traditional care my dentist prescribed (muscle relaxer) was not helping. My biggest concern was the crackle sound I heard in my jaw as I chewed, yawned and was it causing long term harm to my TMJ joint. Finally after a google search I found Michigan Head and Neck Institute and made an appointment. As you walk into Dr. Klein’s office which is a little ” non traditional”( I’ll let anyone new realize what that means on their own) you are greeted with friendly, caring staff including himself. After review of a questionnaire filled out by myself and a x ray, Dr. Klein helped explain my TMJ issue with a simple explanation and reviewed several treatment ideas. He gave options for the treatment including me doing some home treatment. He did not push for me to sign up for expensive options to start. He is a very knowledgeable dentist who cares about “the person” who is his patient. I even received a very nice personal handwritten note from him after my visit. I urge anyone looking for answers to make an appointment !!”
“I was introduced to Dr. Klein as a result of my TMJ that would lock consistently. This had been a problem for a few years and no dentist appeared to understand the discomfort I was in, nor the severity of the problem. From the first visit, Dr. Klein validated my discomfort and anxiety associated with the disorder, as well as explained why it existed. He told me there was hope for my TMJ (TMD) and that I would get back to a “normal life” but was clear that I may always have a very slight click in my jaw. I appreciated his honesty very much. After months of treatment I can now say everything Dr. Klein has told me has come to be true. I am forever thankful and grateful for Dr. Klein and his very friendly staff. I would recommend him to anyone.”
“After 5 ½ years of severe constant facial pain taking numerous pain meds and medical treatments from many different doctors and specialists which gave little to no pain relief, I was referred to Dr. Richard Klein by my chiropractor in August 2016. My first consultation with Dr. Klein was very relaxed, comfortable and reassuring that I could once again be completely pain free in the face area. He explained the x-rays showed that I had a TMJ Disorder. He showed how he was going to treat the facial muscle which would allow my body to heal and eliminate the pain. After receiving a custom made orthotic in Sept 2016, I felt a big decrease in the intensity and number of pain flare-ups. It has been 3 months and I continue to experience improvement toward becoming completely pain free. I am so thankful and grateful to Dr. Klein and his wonderful helpful understanding staff and all they do. If you have facial pain, have a consultation with Dr. Klein at the Michigan Head & Neck Institute in Warren, MI and enjoy a pain free life once again.”
“He will deny this, but in my mind Dr. Klein is a genius! After suffering from pain in my face, head, ear, and eye for months and seeing 6 doctors, dentists, and specialists I was almost resolved to a life of pain until Dr. Klein diagnosed and treated my condition. He knew exactly what the problem was and reassured me that it would improve, which it did in a matter of weeks. In my mind this was nothing short of a miracle. Dr. Klein’s knowledge and holistic approach will reassure you immediately. From my experience, Dr. Klein is a hero.”
“My name is Vincent Brundidge and I’ve been suffering with TMJ for a period of 21 years. This injury caused me to suffer with various sinus , hearing and breathing conditions. I found out about the Michigan Head and Neck Institute by surfing through the web and decided I’d give them a chance. I met with Dr. Klein and his staff in May 2016. They were very courteous, empathetic and knowledgeable concerning TMJ and its affects. Dr. Klein explained the procedures and the treatment that would go forward for my condition, and after just the first treatment I received an immediate ease of pressure, pain, and can now hear better from my right ear. The treatment is on-going but I am confident that the 21 year issue will be completely resolved by Dr. Klein and staff.I recommend the services from Dr. Klein of the Michigan Head & Neck Institute to anyone suffering from this condition.”
“Hi, my name is Suzann MacDowell. After my sleep test I was never given the option of having an Oral Appliance, Instead, I was shown only the different masks and CPAP machines. Not one person mentioned that I had other choices. After two and a half years of wearing the CPAP mask, I got so fed up with all the various problems. I began to research what could be done for some of my complaints. This lead me to Mayo Clinic Web where I read about the Oral Appliances. It peaked my interest so I contacted my dentist and ask him if he made the Oral Appliance. He said no, and recommended Dr. Klein. I called and they took my information over the phone and set up an appointment for me to come in and have x-rays, impressions of my teeth, and talk with Dr. Klein. I was a little nervous going to my first appointment, but Dr. Klein and the staff at Michigan Head & Neck Institute were so kind, knowledgeable, and professional. They were very thorough and contacted my doctor and insurance. All I had to do was show up for my appointment. Four weeks later, I had my Oral Appliance. From the first second I put the appliance in my mouth, I had no issues. Considering you have this Oral Appliance in your mouth, it was very easy to fall alseep. I had no pain or discomfort. What I really loved was that I no longer had Vertigo, large puffy bags under my eyes, circles under my eyes, strap marks on my face, or leakage of the mask. Oh my goodness what a difference this Oral Appliance has made in my life!!!
Thank you Dr. Klein and Staff. I will be forever grateful!”
“I was referred to Richard Klein DDS at the Michigan Head & Neck Institute for a problem I had with my jaw. I was lucky I found out about this specialist. Anyone who needs a truly good specialist should make this place their first choice for where they go.”
“For seven plus years, I had been suffering with tingling and numbness in my arms and hands as well as stiffness in my neck. I went from medical doctor to medical doctor seeking relief. I was told it was arthritis or bone spurs or pinched nerves. The only relief they offered me was pain killers which only deadened but did not relieve the pain. I was referred to Dr. Klein by my dentist because I was grinding my teeth in my sleep. After a thorough examination he determined that, due to the stress in my life, I was tensing my jaw muscles. Since I had been doing this many years it caused a build up of toxins in my muscles and in the surrounding muscles that were compensating for them. Dr. Klein recommended massaging my cheek muscles and a non-addictive muscle relaxer to allow the muscles to release the toxins. Within a few days I began to feel relief. For this, I am forever thankful.”
“I’ve had jaw, neck and ear pain for many years. When my Doctor retired I began searching the internet for another specialist and saw Dr. Klein’s website. So glad I did he is amazing and so is his staff! Never had a bad experience there. My jaw, neck and ear pain is so much better which is a great relief! I work at a Doctors office and have referred a patient to him and they are very happy with Dr. Klein as well. I would recommend him to anyone.”
“I was having tremendous pain in my jaw. I couldn’t eat without severe pain, and could barely open my mouth. I heard about Dr. Klein, and went to see him about an evaluation. He immediately put me at ease and diagnosed me within minutes. I had an MRI which confirmed his clinical diagnosis of a slipped disc. Dr. Klein’s explanation was very clear and easy to understand. His staff is excellent. By strictly following his recommendations, within six weeks, my pain resolved and the disc was back in place. I can now open my mouth normally and have no pain. I never thought that I would feel this good again.”
“Symptoms experienced prior to going to Michigan Head & Neck Institute: debilitating migraine headaches, severe sinus pressure and congestion, intense jaw pain with facial, neck and shoulder spasms and cramping, and high blood pressure.I have TMJ disorder and I am a “clencher.” I went to multiple health care providers seeking pain relief, healing and wellness, and received incorrect or incomplete diagnoses and “band aid” treatment that masked the symptoms, and even unnecessary treatment, like blood pressure pills, that actually made me sick.Dr. Richard Klein, with his thorough diagnostic approach, got to the root of my problem and initiated a treatment plan that included an oral orthotic, physical therapy in a massage chair, TENS unit, and good-old-fashioned TLC by his experienced staff at the Michigan Head & Neck Institute. Dr. Klein and team have equipped and empowered me with the knowledge and ability to manage and control my TMJ disorder symptoms when they appear. I am most grateful to Dr. Klein and his staff for leading me to rediscover health, wellness, and a pain-free life.”
“I had severe pain in my jaw and ear when I was referred to Dr. Klein. He diagnosed my problem as TMJ and started to treat the situation right away. Within two months the pain had subsided, thanks to him and his staff. I would recommend anyone with my condition to Dr. Klein.”
“I was having TMJ pain and I was seeing my dentist but nothing was working so I checked Angie’s list for someone who handled TMJ and found Dr. Klein office. His office is really close to my home so I thought I would call to make an appointment. My first visit I met with his staff and Dr. Klein. He spoke to me asking questions regarding my TMJ. His office did x rays of my bite guard in and out. Dr. Klein checked my TMJ joints and said they were very tight and yes he was right I am always in pain. I have been going 3 times a week for 4 weeks. Now 2 times a week for 4 weeks for PT on my TMJ joints which is helping me I have less pain. Dr. Klein also wrote scripts that help with pain and muscle spasms. I was never aware of all the treatments that can be done until I saw Dr. Klein and his staff. The staff that takes care of you are wonderful. The 2 girls [assistants] have been with Dr. Klein for years. They go into your mouth with [vinyl] gloves and massage both joints which is so relaxing. If you are having pain or jaw popping or headache’s this sure is the place to go to. I’m sure you will like his staff and the Doctor is wonderful.”
“I’ve experienced TMJ symptoms (clicking/minor jaw pain/headaches) sporadically throughout my life but those symptoms became more persistent and got progressively worse over the last year or so. As the symptoms started to get worse and I was experiencing pain on a daily basis, I spoke with my dentist about it. He provided an appliance and suggestions to mitigate my symptoms but they all resulted in a dead end.Months went by and the pain seemed to grow exponentially. Everyday activities I used to take for granted like chewing, talking, and even yawning were a chore. I had no choice but to seek a specialist and Dr. Klein came highly recommended. The care that I’ve received from Dr. Klein and his team was second to none. Now just months after receiving my orthotic, I am virtually pain free and the clicking and headaches are no longer an issue. I feel like I have my life back and I cannot be more grateful!.”
“I was referred to Dr. Klein to address my TMJ problem which was a result of a car accident. Not only am I pain free today, but I also feel I have made lifelong friends. Dr. Klein’s staff has the kindest, warmest, and most helpful individuals I have ever encountered. As far as Dr. Klein goes, I think he is the most competent, knowledgeable and compassionate doctor I have met in a long time. Never have I met a staff like theirs – they are all the best!.”
“I went to a dentist, endodontist, oral surgeon, and neurologist for my tooth/facial pain. I was experiencing extremely painful spasms and an electric shock sensation that made it hurt to talk and difficult to eat. Just trying to brush my teeth would set off spasms of pain. I also had pain in my neck that I hadn’t realized was related. I had panoramic x-rays and brain & inner auditory canal MRIs done. I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia and prescribed medication. When I told my neurologist that the pain also seemed to be affecting my jaw, he referred me to Dr. Klein. I am so thankful he did. I had kept a pain journal and brought it in to my first visit with Dr. Klein, and he actually took the time to read it. After taking x-rays, he told me I had TMJ and explained how it was involved with my pain. I was given an orthotic appliance to wear and he taught me a facial stretching/massage technique. I had some improvement almost immediately. After several months of wearing the painless orthotic, I am finally pain-free and no longer taking any medications for pain. Dr. Klein and his staff are very kind and compassionate. I am very grateful and thankful for all of their help and for giving me my life back!.”
“I came to see Dr. Richard Klein about three years ago, and I had severe pain in my ears and jaw at that time. Dr. Klein and his staff applied therapy techniques to help relax the muscles around my jaw, and over the following weeks I could feel that the muscles were more relaxed and the pressure in my ear subsided. Dr. Klein also recommended that I wear a mouthpiece at night to stabilize my jaw and keep it in proper alignment. Now in November of 2012, I’m doing great. I am no longer experiencing any pain in my jaw and ear, and only need my mouthpiece checked about four times a year. I recommend that anyone who has TMJ problems consult with Dr. Klein and his wonderful staff.”
“The doctor and staff here are very understanding and so friendly. They were very helpful in diagnosing and treating my condition. I would recommend this office to anyone with similar problems. Thank you, Dr. Klein, for all your help.”
“I have been a patient of Dr. Klein’s for the past five years. I went to Dr. Klein with a long list of symptoms ranging from jaw pain, sensitivity to light, to brain fog. I originally learned about Michigan Head & Neck Institute from my local dentist of 30 years, who was not able to help with my severe TMD [Temporomandibular Joint Disorder]. So, my dentist referred me to the best doctor her knew in Michigan.I remember my first appointment, and I had thought Dr. Klein would be just “another doctor” but I was so wrong. Dr. Klein never made any false promises, and said it would be a gradual process, and would take some effort on my part to get my condition under control. The staff at Dr. Klein’s office is top-notch. They are very empathetic to your condition, and when it’s time to see Dr. Klein you feel very comfortable and he focuses directly on you and your condition. To the person reading this: pick up the phone and make that appointment because it will be the best thing you can do for yourself. Thank you Dr. Klein and staff, you’re simply the best and you have helped me enjoy life again!.”
“I had serious TMJ problems. I had gone through surgery, but was still not getting any better. I started to see Dr. Klein in December 2011. At that time I had swelling in my jaw and could not eat. Since seeing Dr. Klein, the pain and swelling are gone and I can easily eat and even yawn! If you have any jaw problems, go see Dr. Klein. I highly recommend him.”
“I suffered with TMJ problems for many years. After having my sinuses treated and after being on many different medications, I came to see Dr. Klein. He has made me feel better than I ever have! He is very knowledgeable, and has a friendly staff. If you are suffering from TMJ, don’t hesitate – go see Dr. Klein because he can make you feel better.”