Serving Melbourne

for over 20 years

35 Churchill Ave , Maidstone

VIC 3012, Australia


Serving Melbourne
for over 30 years

Group 11

35 Churchill Ave , Maidstone, VIC 3012, Australia

Facial Pain and TMJ Dysfunction

Face pain is an overpowering experience. Whether you’re looking for help specifically for face pain or a TMJ (TMD) problem, our expert Chiropractor for TMJ are highly experienced in working with people just like you.

As leading TMJ and Facial Pain Chiropractors in Maidstone, our professional team has more than 40 years of experience in dealing with TMJ and Facial pain. We understand that face pain is nothing like body pain. Face pain is debilitating often leading to emotional stress, anxiety and even depression.

We’re passionate about helping people like you. If you’re looking for a Chiro who has extensive study in TMJ dysfunction and special interest in it then you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Trevor (chiro) has taught post graduate TMJ treatment and even been an invited speaker to the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

So, even if you just searched for the best TMJ Specialist Melbourne or jaw specialist Melbourne rest assured you’re in the right place. Our experienced team understand your pain, understand your problem, understand the effects TMD can have on your mental state, understand the impact it has on headache, migraine, neck pain and your sleep and we take a comprehensive integrated approach to resolving your problem.

How do Tmj Problems Present?

Whilst many believe that the jaw is just simply a bone that hangs from the head, the TMJ is an extremely integrated part of the human body. Over years of evolution, our brains have developed to understand that your face is the most valued structure you have.

To protect your face, your face is hardwired into a critical area of your brain known as your midbrain. This area takes on more meaning when you understand that this area of your brainstem is the area of the brain that controls your flight and fight responses.

When the midbrain is stimulated by TMJ dysfunction or Face Pain the resultant fight or flight activation can have widespread influence on both the brain and the body. For this reason, many people suffer with problems for years before realizing their problems stem from changes in jaw function.

Neurological: Migraine, Headaches, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Brain Fog, Balance Problems

Eyes: Light sensitivity, Vision Changes

Ears: Sound sensitivity, Tinnitus

Neck: Voice changes, Swallowing problems, Reflux, Neck Pain and stiffness

Face: Jaw pain, Clicking and other noises at the Jaw, Teeth not meeting properly, Random Tooth pain, Sensory changes to the Face, Face Pain

Body: Fatigue, Back Pain, Foot and Knee Problems, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia

Is the Tmj Really that Important?

Dr. Trevor Chetcuti is the current CEO and Clinical Director here at Spinewise and has studied extensively in the field of TMJ and Face Pain with some of the world’s leading researchers and practitioners. He’s been an invited speaker to the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the International College of Applied Kinesiology and has taught post graduate Integrative Neuroimmunology with a specific emphasis on TMJ dysfunction.

After years of studying and teaching and seeing thousands of patients with TMJ related disorders, Trevor openly states that “I have never seen a single joint that can have such a profound effect on the physiological and neurological function of the human body as the TMJ”.

All these years of study and teaching are now here and part of our TMJ treatment Melbourne program.

What Causes Face Pain?

There are many causes of face pain. Some are simple functional problems derived from neck and TMJ problems, whilst others can be more serious such as MS. For most people, face pain usually falls into two major groups, neuralgia or neuropathy.

Trigeminal Neuralgia is most commonly associated with direct irritation to the nerve and is usually associated with electric shock style sensations that can occur anywhere in the face or head.

Trigeminal Neuropathy is often the result of chronic stimulation to the nerve. This can occur from TMJ problems, dental procedures or even trauma to the face. Neuropathy often creates intermittent unrelenting deep pain that tends to move from one area to another or from tooth to tooth. Unfortunately, this leads to many people having teeth pulled to try and ease their pain only to have the pain move elsewhere.

Our Spinewise Tmj Clinic

Finding a Melbourne TMJ and Facial Pain centre can be hard. Correcting TMJ and facial pain problems requires a specific understanding of neurology, musculoskeletal function and physiology. Even harder if you’re simply googling “TMJ Chiropractor near me” or “TMJ specialist Melbourne”.

A Unique Approach

We aren’t your regular Melbourne TMJ and facial pain centre. Our team of TMJ Chiros take a unique approach to working with TMJ and Face pain that is constantly evolving. Whilst the TMJ is a joint like most others often requiring specific forms of musculoskeletal therapy, it is also intricately linked with the nervous system and cranial respiratory systems.

Our unique approach is individually tailored to each person based on our thorough assessment process. This assessment will examine areas such as your brain function, brainstem function, vagal tone, foot function, posture, balance, TMJ function, bite pattern, spinal health and muscular tone.

From this detailed assessment our Chiro for TMJ team can develop a specific treatment protocol to maximise your chance of recovery or, if required, refer you to one of our expert team of dental consultants to maximize your chance of recovery.

We’re Here and Would Love to Help you

Need a chiropractor for TMJ? Our TMJ clinic Melbourne is a dedicated group who are passionate about helping people like you overcome face pain. We’ve seen so many people just like you that you don’t need to explain how debilitating it is, we understand it already and will use all our knowledge and experience to help you and teach you so that you can regain your life and prevent future occurrence.

For a TMJ treatment in Melbourne, simply give us a call on 93187758 or BOOK ONLINE and let’s start the process of getting you your life back. Don’t leave it any longer, let’s get you back to the happy life you deserve.

Maidstone Chiropractor

Get Back to Being Happy and Healthy, Quickly!

We are a natural health care center that provides chiropractic services. Known among the best chiropractors in Maidstone, our practitioners are trained in Applied Kinesiology and are focused on not just pain, but total health and well being for everyone from infants to professional athletes. We create individual programs based on thorough assessments empowering you to decide whether you just want to get out of pain or really improve the quality of your health and life.

Our practitioners are either certified or diplomates in Applied Kinesiology by the International College of Applied Kinesiology and are also nationally registered Chiropractors. The knowledge they have allows us to quickly identify problems of a structural and physiological nature allowing us to work with problems beyond what most people have classically associated with Chiropractic care.

The result is a level of care not experienced by many previously.

We understand the importance of first-class chiropractic treatment and do what it takes to offer high-quality yet affordable services so you can live your best life.

The team at Spinewise is passionate, committed, and caring, ready to serve patients across key areas in and around Melbourne.

Our chiropractic services can be availed in BraybrookFootscrayWest FootscrayTottenhamEssendonMoonee PondsMaribyrnongAltonaNewportBrooklynYarraville, and Sunshine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many people are often concerned whether the practitioners they are looking to can help them. That’s completely normal and we understand this. But there truly is only one true way of knowing whether we can help you or not and that is with a thorough assessment. What we can say is that we promise to be truthful, open and honest with our findings and also work with you to achieve goals you would like to achieve in ways you feel comfortable in achieving them. We understand for many people they still feel a little insecure, and that’s ok. So if you would like to have a brief chat with one of our practitioners about your case prior to coming in, arrange a 10 minute phone appointment with one of our practitioners so we can quickly work out if your problem is one we often work with.


Your initial assessment is the most important appointment you’ll have with our team. Your initial assessment provides us with the time to gather all the important bits of information we need to adequately identify the cause of your problems and work with you heading forward. It is comprised of various health, neurological, physiological and biomechanical tests designed to not only find the cause of your problem, but to help us identify any other potential problems that might be developing.

Often we may require the use of further assessments such as our digital foot scanning technology or heart rate variability technology. In some circumstances we may need to refer you for specialized imagery, such as X-Rays or MRI, or for various laboratory tests. Rest assured our team will walk you through this process so there are no worries or fears along the way.

The complete process of an initial assessment can take up to one hour depending upon the complexity of your problem.

Most health funds have some form of rebate for Chiropractic services. A quick call to your private health insurance provider should be able to answer this for you. Usually there is a separate section for ancillary healthcare which includes Chiropractic, Osteopathy, physiotherapy and other similar health care practices. So simply give your insurer a call and they’ll be able to advise you on your level of coverage.

In terms of our office, when you attend for your appointment we’ll provide you with an itemized receipt which you can use to immediately claim your assessment off. This allows you to keep track of your rebates without any stress at all.

Chiropractic care is not directly medicare rebatable in Australia. However, our practitioners do like working with your GP to provide an integrative approach to your health. As such, our team do accept Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) arrangements which allows for some rebates to be paid by medicare.

If you’re unsure or have specific questions in relation to the use of your EPC plan, just give our office a call and we’ll discuss its use with you further.

We have our own specific parking available right behind our office. Feel free to park within this space. Otherwise, there is free parking available on the road alongside our office on Curtin Street.

Tottenham station is approximately 1.5km along Ashley Street and Dobson’s Reserve bus stop is also a mere 50m from our office. Many people attending our office get here via the bus and train.

Tottenham station is approximately 1.5km along Ashley Street and Dobson’s Reserve bus stop is also a mere 50m from our office. Many people attending our office get here via the bus and train.

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