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Is Your Headache Caused by TMJ?

TMJ and Ear Pain

If you suffer from repeated headaches, you are probably desperate to find and eradicate the root of the problem. Chronic headaches can be debilitating, and rob you of your quality of life. However, without properly identifying the cause of your headache, you could waste time on ineffective treatment methods, or wind up taking dangerous, unnecessary […]

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How to Prevent Jaw Trauma and Avoid TMD

Just like any other joint, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is vulnerable to trauma or a fracture. Blunt force may injure/break/dislocate the TMJ directly; or, the muscles around the TMJ can become injured, which puts additional stress on the TMJ. In either scenario, the trauma to the TMJ may eventually lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). […]

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Tips for an Ergonomic Work Station to Help Prevent TMD

Workstation Ergonomic Tips

Several factors can cause disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the hinged joint in the jaw that allows us to open and close our mouths. One possible cause of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is poor posture. To help correct bad posture and thus help prevent TMD, the team at Headache and TMJ Center of New […]

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How Is TMJ Disorder Diagnosed?

Do You Have TMJ?

Many health conditions and other factors can potentially be the cause of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, or TMD. For instance, TMD can be the result of arthritis, whiplash from a car accident, a misaligned bite or orthodontic work, among several other possibilities. For this reason, TMD is often difficult to diagnose. The TMJ dentists at […]

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Foods to Eat If Your Jaw Hurts

TMJ-Friendly Foods

This post was updated on 10-25-2018 If you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you know how painful it can be to chew certain foods. There are many possible TMJ treatment options to help alleviate the pain caused by TMJ disorder (TMD). One such treatment option is to modify your diet to see what affect […]

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The Typical TMJ Disorder Patient

TMJ Disorder Patient

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the hinged joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Any problems with the TMJ, as well as any problems with the muscles and ligaments surrounding the TMJ, are collectively referred to as TMJ disorder, or TMD. Sometimes, when TMD symptoms occur, the actual cause of the TMD is […]

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Can Injuries Cause TMJ Disorder?

TMJ related to Injuries

Many people mistakenly refer to problems with their jaw as “TMJ.” However, “TMJ” actually stands for “temporomandibular joint,” or the hinged joint in the jaw that connects the skull’s temporal bone to the lower jaw. The TMJ allows the jaw to move up and down and side to side. Most problems related to the TMJ […]

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Exploring TMD Treatment Options

Woman Learning About TMD Treatment

At Headache and TMJ Center of New Jersey, West Orange TMJ dentist Dr. Ivan F. Stein treats disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in the jaw. TMJ disorder, or TMD, may be caused by a variety of factors (e.g., teeth grinding, dental work, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.), but is most often characterized by a damaged dental […]

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Can TMJ Disorder Cause Back Pain?

TMJ and Back Pain

“TMJ” refers to the temporomandibular joint, the hinged joint in the jaw that allows us to open and close our mouths. Any dysfunction of the TMJ can be referred to as TMJ disorder, or TMD. TMD has many possible causes, including a misaligned bite, trauma to the TMJ, grinding or clenching the teeth (bruxism) and […]

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5 Tips to Alleviate Stress, Which Is Often at the Root of TMD

Sunlight Helps Stress and Thus TMD

Many individuals will agree that stress is a part of daily life. Juggling your work and home life as well as trying to find the time to exercise, eat healthy, give back to the community and still have time for social events can be difficult. Unfortunately, chronic stress can lead to a range of symptoms, […]

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