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TMJ Blog

04. 09. 2018

TMJ

What is the OPPERA Study?

This is a different kind of opera than everyone is thinking about.  This topic relates to TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders).  Each person has a left and right temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and can experience a problem or dysfunction on one or both sides. A TMJ Disorder is typically referred to as a TMD, although TMJ is…

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03. 22. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

TMJ and Facial Pain

It is a widely recognized fact that TMJ disorders (TMD) can stem from an injury or trauma. Any injury that has enough force to break teeth can permanently damage temporomandibular joints, surrounding muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Obvious injuries such as a fractured jaw or traumatic head injury typically happen as the result of a motor…

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02. 06. 2018

Recent News, Sleep Apnea, TMJ

Dangers of Underdiagnosis

Please check out our article in Innovative Health Magazine’s Summer 2017 edition titled “Dangers of Underdiagnosis” Page 52   http://www.emagcloud.com/innovativehealthmagazine/IHM422017OnLine4/page_1.html                

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02. 06. 2018

Recent News, Sleep Apnea, TMJ

Sleep & Pain

Please check out our article in Innovative Health Magazine’s Winter 2018 edition titled “Sleep and Pain” Page 32   https://www.emagcloud.com/innovativehealthmagazine/IHM512018online/page_33.html    

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01. 15. 2018

TMJ

Physical Therapy TMJ

    Problems with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, are extremely common. Whether via teeth grinding, muscle clenching, poor posture, or surgery, the jaw can become stiff and unaligned. Over time, symptoms may grow to include dizziness, tinnitus, face and neck pain, headaches, and trouble opening and closing the mouth among other complications. TMJ symptoms…

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