TMJ Blog

4-7-8 Breathing For you

4-7-8 Breathing For you

In today's fast-paced world, stress and anxiety have become almost ubiquitous. Finding effective ways to manage these pressures is essential for maintaining mental and physical health, along with good TMJ health, reduce headaches and migraines! Among the various...

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Face your Pain in 2024

Face your Pain in 2024

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain is a common issue that many people experience. Here are some frequently asked questions about TMJ pain: 1. What is TMJ pain? · TMJ pain refers to discomfort or pain in the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the...

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Airway is the stairway to health

Airway is the stairway to health

Today in my blog, I wanted to provide you all with some visuals of a proposed Chronology of events that can lead to a forward head posture, in particular upper cervical spine extension, or as we often refer to as a craniocervical extension. For this blog, I am...

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The TMD Screener

The TMD Screener

I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the TMD Screener if you are not familiar with it. It came out in 2011 due to the great work of Dr. Yoly M. Gonzalez, DDS, MS, MPH, and Dr. Eric Schiffman, DDS, MS. Using this instrument will allow clinicians to identify...

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Tinnitus and TMD

Tinnitus and TMD

Do you all remember the FORD PINTO from about 1971? Now you might be asking what does the Ford Pinto have to do with Tinnitus, ringing in the ear, aural symptoms, and TMD or TMJ pain?? Well, nothing…. except to discuss a little quick anatomy today of a ligamentous...

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HIT-6 Headache Impact Test

HIT-6 Headache Impact Test

The Headache Impact Test is a tool to measure the impact headaches have on your ability to function on the job, at school, at home, and in social situations. Your score shows the effect that headaches have on daily life and your ability to function.

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Ring in the NEW EAR!

Ring in the NEW EAR!

Tinnitus is commonly defined in my profession as the perception of a sound in the absence of an external sound source. In essence, it’s hearing something that isn’t actually there, and is often described by patients as ringing in their ears. Because tinnitus may arise...

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TMJ Hypermobility: How to assess

TMJ Hypermobility: How to assess

So what exactly is TMJ hypermobility? Well hypermobility is characterized by early and/or excessive forward gliding (translating) of one or both TMJs. This excessive forward gliding results in laxity of the surrounding capsule and ligaments and the temporalis tendon....

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Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), Fothergill’s Disease or “Tic douloureux” is characterized by sudden attacks of severe, sharp, stabbing, electric shock like pain affecting one side of face mainly along the second and third divisions of the Trigeminal Nerve. TN is sometimes...

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