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Stress and Lack of Sleep Causing TMD in Millennials

Scientists say younger generations are stressing more, and sleeping less — leading to heightened anxiety levels. And guess what? For some people, the extra anxiety is manifesting itself physically, in their jaw. Temporomandibular joint disorder, or more commonly known as  TMD, is a problem with the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones…

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FAQ: Do I Have an Ear Infection or is it TMJ Pain?

Several times a month, a patient will come into our office complaining of ear pain. Most of the time these patients believe they are experiencing an ear infection. This is indeed the case for some patients, but it may come as a surprise that most of these ear pain cases have nothing to do with…

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Your Headache Migraine Diagnosis – Here’s What to Expect

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The National Headache Foundation estimates that fewer than half of all people who suffer from migraines, either chronic or occasional, receive an accurate diagnosis. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people go untreated. The Challenge of Getting a Proper Headache Migraine Diagnosis Getting a proper headache migraine diagnosis can be a challenge for a…

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5 Ways Your TMJ is Trying to Get Your Attention

Do you suffer from jaw pain that leaves your primary care physician scratching his or her head? Do you find that nothing seems to relieve your jaw pain symptoms? Have you been told it’s all in your head? It might be in your head…but not in the way you think. It might be in your…

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4 Quick Ways to Temporarily Relieve TMJ Discomfort

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A TMJ disorder, which is an condition in the temporomandibular joints (the joints that hinge the jaw), is often caused by mechanical stress to the jaw and the surrounding muscles. Unfortunately, TMJ disorders can cause severe discomfort in the joints around the jaw. If you are experiencing this type of pain, you’ll need to be…

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Fighting a Cold or Flu? Coughing Can Worsen TMJ Symptoms

New data from the CDC released last Friday estimates that so far this season, at least 6.4 million people have caught the flu, 55,000 people have been hospitalized and 2,900 people have died. … and California is among the many states where the flu is reportedly widespread. If you’ve gotten a cold or flu, you…

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3 Types of Symptoms Women Over 40 Shouldn’t Ignore

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For many women, turning 40 has its positives , but it’s also a time when they start experiences changes in their bodies, including new aches and pains. Sometimes these changes and new ailments are so subtle, they go overlooked or simply dismissed. While doctors agree most body changes are nothing to worry about. But some…

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Aspirin Shown to Help With Withdrawal Headaches, Medication Overuse

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A new study shows patients suffering from severe withdrawal headaches and migraines caused by drugs may benefit from high doses of aspirin. Non-Addictive Way to Treat Medication Overuse In the study at UCSF, participants  were admitted to the hospital for severe headache complicated by medication overuse. These participants then received doses of one gram of…

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FAQ: How Can an Injury Cause TMJ Pain?

The temporomandibular joint is the place where your lower jawbone connects to your skull. The TMJ complex includes the bones of the jaw and skull, the cartilage and other soft tissues that cushion the joint, and the muscles and tendons that move the jaw and hold it in place. Any one of the structures within…

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