TMJ Blog

Propranolol used to treat TMD and Migraines

In addition to being a comorbidity of TMJ Disorders (TMD), migraines are a common disabling condition.  Historically, about twice...
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Tissue Engineering for the TMJ’s

We all know someone who has arthritis, which is an inflammation that gradually destroys the structure of a joint. ...
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Does Covid Stress Lead to Headaches?

2020 has certainly proven to be a stressful year for everyone due to the pandemic.  For some, their business...
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TMJ: How Do You Find Relief?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for connecting your jawbone to your skull. When functioning properly, the TMJ allows...
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Nutrition Tips To Decrease Pain and Inflammation

An unfortunate fact is that medications for pain contribute heavily to the opioid crisis currently gripping America. Even without...
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Are You Experiencing Eye Twitching/Spasms?

There are many different kinds of muscle spasms that exist, ranging in intensity from mild twitches to severe pain. ...
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What Happens if TMJ Goes Untreated?

  Have you ever had your jaw lock up on you? Does your face often hurt when you wake...
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Self-Care for TMJ Pain

Pain and symptoms of locking or popping/clicking noises are common at the temporomandibular joint, where your jawbone connects to...
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Our Precautions on the COVID-19 Virus

  Dear Patients, fellow Colleagues, and Friends,   At Michigan Head & Neck Institute, it has always been our...
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Are Women Affected More Than Men?

There are countless symptoms and dysfunctions associated with the TNS (trigeminal nervous system), and unfortunately women are more prone...
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How To Relieve TMJ Pain

As a person suffering from a TMJ disorder, you know how distressing it can be to try to relieve...
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Can TMJ Be Cured?

Temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition where the joint responsible for operating the jaw sustains damage. As a result,...
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How Long Does It Take for TMJ to Go Away?

  When people refer to TMJ, they are often referring to temporomandibular disorders or TMD. These disorders affect the...
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Understanding TMJ and Its Treatment Options

You may have heard friends or family complain of pain in their jaw or face area and say, “I...
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What Every Person Living With TMJ/TMD Should Know

Symptoms of TMD can be frustrating to live with, and TMD pain can affect various aspects of your life....
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Methods to Eliminate TMJ

  Imagine you have a consistent headache for days on end. Coupled with that, you have developed an extreme...
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Balance and Disorders of the Inner Ear

Saying, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” is something that we all have joked about, but it is...
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How an Injury May Result in TMJ Pain

If you notice jaw pain following a fall, blow to the face, or whiplash injury, take it seriously. You...
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TMJ Sleep Apnea Mouth Piece

The answer is YES; you can have both TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).  Sometimes it...
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Symptoms of TMJ Pain

                TMJ is a disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint, which connects...
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Treatment Options for TMJ

                  The joints of your jaw, temporomandibular Joints or TMJ, can...
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What is the OPPERA Study?

This is a different kind of opera than everyone is thinking about.  This topic relates to TMD (temporomandibular joint...
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TMJ and Facial Pain

It is a widely recognized fact that TMJ disorders (TMD) can stem from an injury or trauma. Any injury...
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Dangers of Underdiagnosis

Please check out our article in Innovative Health Magazine’s Summer 2017 edition titled “Dangers of Underdiagnosis” Page 52  ...
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Sleep & Pain

Please check out our article in Innovative Health Magazine’s Winter 2018 edition titled “Sleep and Pain” Page 32  ...
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Physical Therapy TMJ

    Problems with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, are extremely common. Whether via teeth grinding, muscle clenching, poor...
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Bruxism Causes and Symptoms

Have you ever woken up and felt tension in your face or pain in your jaw? Do you frequently...
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Jaw Pain Pregnancy Third Trimester

In my practice over the years I have treated countless pregnant women and have documented the symptoms and dysfunctions...
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Doctors Specializing in TMJ

The temporomandibular joint in your jaw is responsible for allowing you to move your jaw comfortably. It is a...
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Could My Teenager Have TMD?

All children and teenagers have accidents, sports injuries, and countless falls throughout their youth. Most of the time, there...
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Strenuous Exercise Can Affect Your Teeth

While this is something that you may not think about, there are several reasons that strenuous exercise and teeth...
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Medical & Psychological Disorders Named After Popular Literary Characters

Medical practitioners and psychologists use the term “syndrome” to refer to a set or pattern of symptoms that usually...
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Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation

We have all had headaches before, but what about migraines? Chronic migraine (CM) is characterized by having more than...
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Head Tension

Accounting for about 50% of headaches, tension-type headaches are the most common type. You will sometimes hear these referred...
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How Can Stem Cells Benefit my TMJ?

For those of you who have been following my blog, you will recall that TMJ stands for your Temporomandibular...
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Vertigo & TMD

As you may recall from other blogs you have read here on my website, TMJ dysfunction (TMD) is known...
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Don’t Ignore the Snore: Dr. Klein featured on Channel 4 WDIV

Dr. Klein was featured in Paula Tutman’s 4 Part Series “Don’t Ignore the Snore” Series on Channel 4 WDIV...
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Hearing Loss and TMD

I first learned about how TMD causes ear problems in the 1970’s.  An 8-year-old girl came in to my...
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My TMJ is a Pain in the Neck

Do you ever wonder where your neck pain is coming from?  Have you seen multiple doctors and they can’t...
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Is My Headache Related to My Jaw?

Have you ever wondered where your headache was coming from?  Did you ever think it had something to do...
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What Does TMD Have To Do With My Eyes?

  You may remember when I have previously referred to TMJ dysfunction (TMD) as “The Great Imposter” because its...
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Article in Industry Experts

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The Buzz on Tinnitus

Have you ever experienced ringing or buzzing in ears that only you can hear? This perception of sound, tinnitus,...
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TMJ Throat Tightness

Have you ever had trouble swallowing? You are not alone. Approximately 1 in every 17 people will experience this symptom...
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What do Bob Seger and TMD have in common?

I had a GREAT time at the Bob Seger concert last night, March 26, 2015, at the Palace of...
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