A lot of times people deal with aches and pains by simply ignoring it, or taking an aspirin in the morning before heading out to work. In many cases aches and pains are the unfortunate byproducts of getting older or working hard. For some patients, they look at having a TMJ problem in a similar fashion. They’ll take a couple aspirin, massage their jaw muscles or maybe switch to … [Read more...] about Chronic Facial Pain More Debilitating Than Back Pain
Why is TMJ Disorder So Prevalent Among Women? Not only is there a clear dominance of TMJ in women, but also the severity of the problem is often at a level virtually never seen in men. This scenario is frequently seen in the case of teenage girls, suggesting that the problems we are confronted with could be hormonal. Some research has unveiled a link between TMJ and estrogen, … [Read more...] about Estrogen, Pain, and TMJ
Because many common symptoms of TMJ problems often can be the result of other medical conditions, those who represent themselves as “TMJ Doctors” (or “TMJ Specialists”) must be able to not only recognize common TMJ problems, but also must be adequately trained and have sufficient past experience to enable them to accurately diagnose the vast number of other problems … [Read more...] about What is a TMJ Doctor?
Modern technology, such as imaging, has led to wonderful advances in diagnosing medical problems, but for certain patients with TMJ/TMD* complaints, TMJ doctors can better understand individual patients by simply listening and looking. That’s why the most important equipment in the office is the doctor’s ears. How is that? Simply put, most jaw disorders are rooted in a … [Read more...] about The Most Important Equipment in a TMJ Doctor’s Office