TMJ and Lower Back Pain: What’s the Link?

The temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD) symptoms we talk about most are found in the head and neck. It’s just that our name is the Michigan Head and Neck Institute, and it’s also that these symptoms are the most common. However, it’s also important to remember that TMJ symptoms can [...]

By |February 8th, 2023|TMJ|

TMJ Diagnosis: Imaging Techniques to Detect the Problem

Many people with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD) spend years trying to get a good explanation of their symptoms. Because TMJ can cause headaches, ringing in the ears, tingling, or numbness in the hands, misdiagnosis of TMJ can happen easily. Unfortunately, this means that many people with TMJ might spend [...]

Pandemic Worsened Physical & Psychological TMJ Symptoms

Whether you believe the COVID pandemic is over or if it is ongoing, there’s no doubt that the global outbreak of COVID-19 had a serious impact on people in the US and around the world. We’re still attempting to assess just what that impact is for people with chronic conditions whose care might have [...]

By |October 5th, 2022|TMJ|

Could Inflammatory Arthritis Be Causing Your TMJ Symptoms?

Part of the challenge in properly diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD), is that they can have numerous different symptoms. These symptoms can overlap with multiple other conditions, making misdiagnosis possible. Some of the conditions that have the greatest overlap with TMJ are inflammatory arthritis conditions. It’s important to [...]

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