TMJ Pain & Headache Relief Blog

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

Chronic headache treatments in New Jersey

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

TMJ Pain in New Jersey

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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Surviving the Warm Summer Months With TMJ Disorder

TMJ in New Jersey

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 […]

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Relaxation Techniques That May Improve TMD Symptoms

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.

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How Does an Orthotic Appliance Help With TMJ?

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.

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Here’s Why Your Jaw Is Clicking or Popping When You Eat

Clicking and popping noises while eating are often associated with TMJ disorder. For some people, these sounds are the only real symptoms of the condition, but for others, the noises are accompanied by pain. Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey discusses why these sounds occur and the best treatment […]

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Why Does My Jaw Hurt on One Side?

There are several potential causes of jaw pain occurring on one side of the mouth. The pain may be due to nerve problems, an injury or blood vessel issues. Sometimes, it’s the result of a dental problem, such as an abscessed tooth or cavity. Generally, one-sided jaw pain isn’t serious. But, especially if the pain […]

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Can Certain Foods Trigger Headaches?

Headaches are brought on by a variety of triggers, such as a lack of sleep, hormonal changes, and some medications. Certain foods may also be a factor. If you suffer from frequent headaches, one of the best ways to avoid them is by learning what your triggers are. If you often get a headache after […]

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What to Do for TMJ-Related Ear Pain?

The temporomandibular joint, or “TMJ,” is the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull, located just below the ears. You use this joint every time you chew, swallow, yawn, and talk. Issues occurring with the TMJ produce a variety of symptoms, one of which is ear pain ranging in intensity from mild to severe. […]

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