TMJ Pain & Headache Relief Blog

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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How to Prevent TMJ

Ways to Prevent TMJ

At Headache and TMJ Center of New Jersey, we realize that living with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, or TMD, can be frustrating. TMD is often difficult to diagnose as well as to treat, because so many factors play a role in the development of TMD and any flare-ups you might experience. Nonetheless, try some of […]

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Exercises to Help You Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Blond with Bruxism pain

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a condition that affects many adults. In fact, some sources estimate that as many as one in three adults are seeking ways to help them stop grinding their teeth. If left untreated, bruxism can cause tooth damage, headaches and, eventually, painful disorders of your jaw’s temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Although […]

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Unexpected Side Effects of TMJ

Effects of TMJ

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinged joint in your jaw that allows it to open and close. It is no wonder, then, that disorders affecting the TMJ can cause pain throughout your jaw. However, TMJ disorder (TMD) can also cause many unexpected side effects. The New Jersey TMJ specialists at Headache and TMJ Center […]

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Home Headache Remedies

Doctor Explains TMJ Disorder

The cause of your headache often determines what type of remedy or treatment will help alleviate it. For instance, tension headaches should be treated differently than headaches caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which is characterized by excessive stress on the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The best way to formulate an effective treatment plan is […]

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5 Common Headaches and What Could Be Causing Them

Woman suffering from headaches possibly caused by TMD

We all suffer from headaches at times. Headaches can vary from a mild, dull aching to a serious migraine whereby even the slightest movement can cause serious pain. Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors and can present various symptoms. The following are five common types of headaches and what could be causing […]

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TMJ Disorder 101

Woman with TMJ Disorder

If you frequently experience a clicking or popping sound in your jaw while you chew, suffer from headaches or migraines, or have a limited range of motion of your mouth, you may have a disorder affecting your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). But what does this mean? What is the “TMJ” and what does it mean to […]

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Are Your Headaches Caused by TMJ?

Are your headaches caused by TMJ? Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ syndrome is an inflammation of the temporomandibular joint which connects the mandible to the skull. The mandible contains the jawbone. This condition causes migraine-like pain, even though it is actually a dental condition. The interdisciplinary nature of the disease—a cross between dentistry and neurology—often […]

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