Category Archives: TMJ

What to Do about TMJ Headaches

TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder is a well-known cause of tension headaches.  Tension headaches account for about 90% of all headache pain and are caused by muscle contractions.  The symptoms can be quite mild or sometimes severe, and are often … Continue reading

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Home Remedies for TMJ Dysfunction

Home remedies for TMJ dysfunction can be quite effective at helping to manage this painful condition.  TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder is frequently caused by bruxism where people clench or grind their teeth subconsciously, often while asleep.  This leads to … Continue reading

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Do I Need Therapy for My TMJ?

The question do I need therapy for my TMJ is extremely relevant, and certain patients may benefit from therapeutic treatments.  This is especially true for patients who are suffering from musculoskeletal pain which is where TMJ has affected their neck … Continue reading

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What Are the Best TMJ Exercises for Pain Relief?

TMJ can cause extensive pain and luckily there are some good exercises available which can help alleviate these symptoms.  The best TMJ exercises for pain relief are quite simple to do. Try warming up your muscles before exercising Warming up … Continue reading

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What Are the Treatment Options for TMJ?

Getting assessed by a dental professional There are several treatment options available for TMJ, but first of all it’s necessary to get your condition thoroughly assessed by a dentist experienced in dealing with temporomandibular joint problems.  They might wish to … Continue reading

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The Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ is a disorder of the temporomandibular joint which is the joint that hinges the upper and lower jaw.  It is quite a complicated joint as it has two smaller joints that enable the jaw to move from side to … Continue reading

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Can Teeth Grinding Lead to TMJ?

The short answer to this is yes, teeth grinding can lead to TMJ, but perhaps it’s best to explain exactly what TMJ is.  It’s short for temporomandibular joint which is the joint that hinges the jaw together, however TMJ also … Continue reading

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