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Try Stress Management to Control TMJ

For many people, TMJ is a transitory condition, one that doesn’t require professional treatment. For these people, TMJ is often related to stress. In these cases, managing stress can help get TMJ under control. While there is often more than enough stress to go around, these days the stress levels are even higher. Between [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|TMJ|

How Jaw Muscle Types Can Contribute to TMJ Symptoms

TMJ is associated with many symptoms, but the most common are jaw pain and tension headaches caused by overworked and spasming jaw muscles. But not everyone is equally susceptible to these symptoms. We have different types of muscles in our jaws, and these muscles work and fatigue differently. Understanding these different types of muscles [...]

Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Triggering Your TMJ Pain?

In the face of the widespread illness and economic fallout related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, people often feel they need to put aside other concerns. However, it’s still important to try to take care of yourself if you can. This includes treating your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain. Unfortunately, we know that for many [...]

By |April 14th, 2020|TMJ|

New Evidence Supports Central Sensitization in TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) remain mysterious. It’s hard to explain the incredible diversity of TMJ symptoms, or explain why the condition is so strongly linked to many other pain conditions like fibromyalgia and migraines. One theory that tries to explain why the condition leads to such widespread symptoms is “central sensitization.” In [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|TMJ|

CBD Is Effective for Relaxing Jaw Muscles in TMJ

In the last year, Michigan, along with many other states in the US, instituted laws allowing people to use CBD oil without falling under the restrictions of the states medical marijuana code. CBD, cannabidiol, is one of the most common components of extract from marijuana plants, but it doesn’t have the same narcotic effects [...]

By |December 17th, 2019|TMJ|