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04. 01. 2019

Recent News, Sleep Aches, TMJ

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 actually a very serious matter.  Balance is one the leading health concerns of people over the age of 65 and more than 1/3 of this population suffers a fall in the United States each year.  If…

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02. 18. 2019

TMJ

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 may be experiencing the beginning symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. The longer the damage goes untreated, the worse the condition can get and the more difficult it can be to correct. As soon as you notice…

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10. 16. 2018

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea, TMJ

TMJ Sleep Apnea Mouth Piece

The answer is YES; you can have both TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).  Sometimes it can be hard to know which symptoms belong to which disorder, as many are overlapping.  For example, some overlapping symptoms of TMD and OSA are as follows: Headaches (especially upon wakening) Jaw Pain Facial Pain Chronic…

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05. 18. 2018

TMJ

Symptoms of TMJ Pain

                TMJ is a disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw to the skull and hinges so that you can move your mouth to eat and communicate. While TMJ is often characterized by headaches and jaw pain, you can experience TMJ eye symptoms, along with…

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04. 18. 2018

TMJ

Treatment Options for TMJ

                  The joints of your jaw, temporomandibular Joints or TMJ, can sometimes give you trouble in the form of ear, neck or jaw pain or powerful headaches. No matter which type of pain you’re plagued with, know that we here at the Michigan Head & Neck Institute…

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