Do you often wake up with a headache or experience regular, unexplained discomfort in your jaw? If so, you may be suffering from a common condition known as TMJ. This month is TMJ Awareness Month, so we want to explain more about this condition, given that so many people suffer but remain undiagnosed. We hope to provide awareness and support to those who suffer from this condition and help them find relief and treatment solutions. Read on to learn more about TMJ and to determine if you or a loved one is likely suffering from this condition.
Do you frequently have pain or discomfort in your jaw? Have you recently received a diagnosis that you are suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD? You may be more familiar with the term TMJ, which stands for the temporomandibular joint, the two joints on either side of the head that connect the jaw to the skull. TMD is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joints, the jaw, and the muscles in the face.
If you suffer from temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMD, or if you have ever experienced jaw discomfort, you know how uncomfortable it can be. During an episode, it can be difficult to chew, open your mouth, and even talk. If you don’t have an official diagnosis, but experience discomfort in the jaw muscles, unexplained headaches, or have a difficult time opening and closing your jaw, you may have TMD. There are daily habits that might be contributing to your discomfort or causing TMD flare-ups and can greatly affect your quality of life.
Do you have unexplained discomfort in your jaw? Or are you suffering from unexplained headaches daily or when you first awake? While it is not uncommon to suffer from these symptoms from time to time, it can be concerning when it happens frequently. You might be experiencing symptoms from a well-known condition that affects many adults. Continue reading to learn more about this common condition.
Is jaw discomfort making you feel like the Grinch this holiday season? While the holiday season can leave many filled with joy, it is well known that the holidays can also be a huge cause of stress. This year is especially challenging due to the situation that we are all currently experiencing. Holiday traditions need to be changed, traveling plans need to be adjusted or cancelled, and gifts need to be purchased online—enough to cause anyone’s jaw to twitch with discomfort. For those who suffer with TMD, it can be even worse.
Do you or a loved one suffer from pain in your jaw, ear and/or neck? When you eat or talk, do you hear clicking or popping noises that come from your jaw joints? While some people think these symptoms will go away on their own, they shouldn’t be ignored. For more information on why you should seek help for jaw pain, click here.
From time to time, we all have fleeting pains that seem to come and go without warning, leaving us surprised and perplexed. But the important thing in these incidents is the fact that the pain doesn’t linger or return frequently. Pain that returns frequently, however, can be a symptom of a deeper problem. Frequent Pain…