Chad began experiencing pain dating back to 1994. The pain primarily originated in his Temporomandibular Joint, in addition to his Cervical and Lumbar spine. The moderate discomfort began in his junior year of high school. During this time, he was at sacker at the local grocery store and spent hours standing and lifting five days a week. Also an athlete, he excelled in baseball, whereby he had to practice 2-3 hours daily, which also meant wear and tear on his body. At this age, he felt pain often, but it was bearable.
Through college, Chad played baseball. This was beneficial because he was getting regular exercise and staying active. After graduation, he began working in the corporate world and was far less active due to his newfound work requirements. He spent hours behind a desk or the wheel in his role as a Sales Account manager.
By Chad’s mid to late 20s, his pain level had increased quite a bit, and the pain was now part of his daily life. He tried various home remedies for relief, but nothing seemed to work. By his early 30s, the pain was interfering so much in his daily life, and he decided to seek professional help. He saw specialist after specialist, but no one was able to diagnose the cause of his symptoms. Steroid injections and pain medications were recommended, but the relief was fleeting and nothing substantial. At this moment, Chad thought that he would have to endure this pain for the rest of his life.