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TMJ Disorder: Physical Therapy Can Help

TMJ Disorder: Physical Therapy Can Help Do you suffer from debilitating headaches, neck or facial pain? These can be signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder. Do you experience cracking or popping in your jaw with opening or chewing? Do you find yourself clenching or even holding your breath during the day? Have you had sinus-like pain that was non responsive to antibiotics? If so you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder. It has been estimated that millions of men, women and ... Read more

Migraines increase risk of TMJ

Migraines increase risk of TMJ A migraine is the third most common illness in the world, affecting about 12 percent of the population. Now, a new study shows they may also be linked to a common jaw disorder. Anyone who’s had a migraine knows one bad attack can ruin your whole day. A migraine episode can cause pain, vision loss, nausea, and sensitivity to light. A new study shows people who have chronic migraines are also three times more likely to have symptoms of ... Read more

Do I Have TMJ? Take the Home Test

Frequent headaches? Ear pain? The cause may be a TMJ disorder, a condition that often goes undiagnosed. The sufferers are primarily women, and there are 10 to 30 million of them: They develop a snap, crackle, or pop in the jaw—and it isn't their cereal. They have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. If any part of the TMJ system of muscles, tissues, ligaments, and bones dislocates or becomes inflamed, the disorder can result. Experts aren't completely sure what causes the problem. It may be ... Read more

TMJ May Not be Curable, But it’s Treatable

TMJ May Not be Curable, But it’s Treatable There isn’t a cure for TMJ — not yet, at least. But many people like Jennifer Stacey aren’t getting the full story from their dentists and doctors. TMJ isn’t just something you have to live with. There are treatments that can reduce your discomfort, lessen your symptoms, and help prevent worsening damage and pain. Step one is getting diagnosed. If you have symptoms of TMJ or have been told before that you may have it, ... Read more

What Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Exercises Relieve Pain?

Understanding TMJ You may not think about your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) much, but you use them a lot. The joints connect your jawbone to your skull. Your TMJ springs into action each time you talk, chew, and swallow. TMJ disorders occur when something goes wrong with your jaw joints and jaw muscles. Oftentimes, this happens because of a jaw injury, inflammation such as with arthritis, or overuse. TMJ disorders may cause mild to debilitating symptoms, such as: pain while chewing pain in the ear, ... Read more
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