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How Light Can Trigger or Worsen Headaches

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Migraines are the sixth most disabling illness in the world. For individuals who experience recurrent headaches or migraines, avoiding potential triggers is key to enjoying a day — or even just several hours — free from pain. More than 39 million Americans suffer from intense, frequent headaches that can escalate to a migraine. For approximately […]

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Tips for Those Recently Diagnosed With TMJ Disorder

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You’ve been having jaw pain for months now, and your doctor just diagnosed you with temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder. Your first thought is probably, “Now what?” Don’t worry: Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey has you covered. Read on for his best advice. Educate Yourself Knowledge is power, and the […]

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How Long Do TMJ Flare-ups Last?

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A TMJ flare-up describes the occurrence of new symptoms related to the dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint, or the worsening of existing symptoms. Often flare-ups happen suddenly and without any warning signs. In this post, Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey will explain how long flare-ups typically last, the […]

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Is Wearing a Mask Giving You Head or Jaw Pain?

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 & […]

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What To Do If New Glasses Are Giving You Headaches

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 […]

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Are TMJ Problems Affecting Your Sleep?

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 […]

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Orthodontic Treatment for TMJ Disorder

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 […]

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What Happens If TMJ Problems Are Left Untreated?

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 […]

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Tips to Sleep Better If You Have Chronic Headaches

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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 […]

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Best Foods to Eat When TMJ Pain Flares Up

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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 […]

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