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09. 29. 2016

TMJ

The Buzz on Tinnitus

Have you ever experienced ringing or buzzing in ears that only you can hear? This perception of sound, tinnitus, can manifest itself in many different ways. According to the CDC, tinnitus affects nearly 15% of the American population. One cause of tinnitus is an underlying TMJ disorder (TMD). TMD is often called “The Great Impostor”…

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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 in their lifetime. Dysphagia can result from numerous causes including degenerative neurologic disorders (Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis), traumatic head and neck injuries, respiratory conditions (COPD), autoimmune disorders (meningitis) and cancer treatments (radiation/medications) to name a few. Dysphagia arises when…

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03. 27. 2015

Recent News, TMJ

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 Auburn Hills. What do Bob Seger and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders have in common? In my initial evaluation report sent to my patient’s doctors, I explain how TMD can cause muffled hearing, Phonophobia (sensitive to sound), or…

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