If you are planning to see a doctor to discuss chronic or recurrent headaches, keeping a headache diary can be very helpful to your physician. The diary is a written record of the characteristics of the headaches, including how frequently they occur, their duration and their intensity. This information can help your doctor determine the […]
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, yet the causes of these headaches are largely unknown. Some experts believe the headaches stem from muscle contraction or tension in the neck and scalp muscles. Tension headaches most commonly affect older teenagers and adults, and are slightly more likely to affect women than men. Read […]
People who bite their nails may be at an increased risk of grinding their teeth, also known as bruxism. Untreated bruxism can lead to a host of other health problems, such as headaches, broken teeth, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). Fortunately, bruxism can be addressed. Here New Jersey TMJ specialist Dr. Ivan Stein discusses […]
When you’re suffering from chronic head or jaw pain, it’s critical to find a doctor that has experience diagnosing and treating these conditions. You should take the time to look for doctors that focus on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD), chronic headaches, and similar disorders. In this post, New Jersey TMJ specialist Dr. Ivan Stein […]
You should talk to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) doctor before taking any medications to manage your TMJ disorder (TMD). Even over-the-counter medications can have side effects and drug interactions that you should be aware of. In this post, New Jersey TMJ specialist Dr. Ivan Stein discusses some medications that may be recommended to help with […]
TMJ disorder is a very complex problem that can have widespread effects on other areas of the body. In fact, some of the areas of the body that can be affected by TMJ problems may surprise you! In this post, Dr. Ivan Stein, a New Jersey TMJ specialist, sheds light on some of the lesser-known […]
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) is far from rare; according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, between 5 and 12 percent of the population is affected by the disease. Certain groups of people are more likely than others to develop TMD, due to genetic, hormonal and environmental factors. In this post, New […]
Headaches and migraines are nothing new — history suggests that ancient civilizations experienced headache pain as far back as 7000 BC. And from what we know, our ancestors were willing to try anything to get rid of the excruciating pain of headaches and migraines!
Headaches are one of the most common types of pain that people experience. Unfortunately, certain groups of people are more prone to developing headaches than others. In this post, Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache and TMJ Center of New Jersey breaks down who is at greater than normal risk of headaches.
Headaches can range in severity from minor nuisances to completely debilitating. One of the keys to pain relief from constant headaches is to identify the root cause. Many people do not know that some headaches are caused by muscle and nerve problems. According to Dr. Ivan Stein, here are some of the common muscle and […]