Wearing a mask is a critical step in slowing the spread of COVID-19. But as important as masks are to public health, you may find that wearing masks for extended periods of time leads to an increase in the frequency or duration of headaches or temporomandibular (TMJ) pain. Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache & […]
Glasses are supposed to help you, not hurt you. But if you recently started wearing glasses for the first time, or your prescription changed significantly, you may experience uncomfortable, glasses-induced headaches. Your eyes have to relearn how to look at the world through a new prescription, and your visual system and muscles are forced to […]
Sleep enables your body and mind to rest and reset, so you can wake up feeling ready to tackle the day. But if you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, the uncomfortable symptoms can rob you of the quality sleep your body needs, causing you to feel chronically tired. In this post, Dr. Ivan Stein […]
When you think of orthodontics, you may not realize that they can be used for the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. But depending on the root cause of TMJ problems, orthodontics can be a powerful tool to provide much-needed relief from painful symptoms, while improving the appearance of crooked or crowded teeth. Read on […]
The team at the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey has covered TMJ treatments at length on our blog. We have suggested things you can do on your own to improve symptoms, and explained the treatments Dr. Ivan Stein offers to help manage TMJ disease. However, we have not spent much time explaining what […]
It seems like a Catch-22: a lack of sleep can trigger uncomfortable headaches, but the pain of a headache can make it difficult to get a good night’s rest. According to Dr. Ivan Stein at the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey, there are strategies you can try to overcome a pounding headache and […]
If you are struggling with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you may have discovered that eating presents new and uncomfortable challenges. The crisp apples or club sandwiches you used to enjoy may now send you into a fit of jaw pain and discomfort. Cutting foods into small, bite-sized pieces and chewing very slowly can help reduce […]
While many people relish the sunny days of summer, it can be difficult to enjoy all that the season has to offer if you have persistent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Under the guidance of Dr. Ivan Stein, a New Jersey TMJ specialist, you don’t have to let this discomfort sideline you from soaking up the […]
Simple techniques can go a long way in relieving the discomfort of TMD. Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey discusses some of the best exercises and relaxation techniques to ease TMD symptoms. Most of these you can do on your own when you have time.
An orthotic appliance provides a holistic approach to TMJ management, in the sense that it addresses the whole body. Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey discusses the use of orthotic appliances and the way they correct not only the TMJ, but the patient’s entire posture.