5 Stretches to Try If You Have Tension Headaches

Everybody experiences some degree of tension in their lives. Unfortunately, for many people tension turns into headaches. And those headaches can dramatically undercut your productivity. They can make it hard, if not impossible, to do the things that you need to do or want to do on a daily basis. If you [...]

New Study of Temporomandibular Joint Shows Size Not Diet Shapes the Jaw

A new study looking at the evolution of the temporomandibular joint shows that it’s mostly the size of the animal and not its diet that determines the shape, size, and strength of the jaw. Researchers hope that this will give us insight into temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD), helping to improve [...]

By |September 27th, 2018|TMJ|

Migraines Keep Charles Frazier Out When the Yankees Need Him

As the New York Yankees continue to trail the Boston Red Sox, they find themselves without one of their big hitters. Aaron Judge, right fielder, left the July 26th game against the Royals with a chipped wrist. He leads the team in many of the offensive categories, including home runs, total runs, RBIs, and extra [...]

TMJ Linked to Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

When it comes to chronic pain for many people it doesn’t rain but it pours. They don’t have chronic pain in just one place. They have it in multiple places, along with other symptoms that indicate the existence of multiple pain conditions. Over time, we have learned that these conditions may be linked in some [...]

Muscle Relaxants Aren’t the Only Way to Relax a Tense Jaw

Most jaw pain related to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) is caused by sore muscles. When your jaw muscles can’t relax, they will get sore, which causes the persistent jaw pain, facial pain, and headaches that people often complain about. One potential treatment that is sometimes recommended to relax tense jaw muscles is [...]