Toothache or TMJ Disorder? Differentiating the Pain

Any pain in the face or mouth can bring a dreadful experience. No one enjoys the unbearable discomfort it causes. Aside from a toothache, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can also cause a throbbing mouth and facial ache. This kind of pain can automatically bring patients to a dentist or doctor.  Toothache and TMJ pain can [...]

2021-11-29T12:52:53+00:00November 28th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Toothache or TMJ Disorder? Differentiating the Pain

How to Enjoy Eating When You Have a TMJ Disorder

Eating can be quite a pleasurable experience. Besides providing nourishment, food can also bring you joy and satisfaction. Imagine feasting on culinary wonders that have a perfect blend of flavor and texture. Sadly, some people don’t experience the same feeling. In fact, some cringe and feel shocking pain when they chew on food because they [...]

2021-10-25T02:09:49+00:00October 24th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on How to Enjoy Eating When You Have a TMJ Disorder

Bad Bite and TMJ Pain: Tracing the Connection

Do you often experience pain in your jaw when you chew or talk? Have you been going back and forth to the hospital because of persistent ear pain? Chances are, you have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. It’s a common problem that affects 12 percent of the US population. Sometimes, it affects adults with worn-out [...]

2021-10-10T12:46:58+00:00October 10th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Bad Bite and TMJ Pain: Tracing the Connection

Do These to Wipe Out TMJ Ear Pain

Was there a time when you thought your TMJ ear pain was just a simple ear infection? Everything seemed fine, and you did not see it as something worth an ounce of worry. So, you ignored it, and you continued to live your life. However, things quickly spiraled down as your ear pain progressed. You [...]

2021-10-12T08:14:37+00:00September 26th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Do These to Wipe Out TMJ Ear Pain

Is Ear Popping a TMJ Symptom?

The popping noise coming from the fireplace on a winter night sounds so cozy. But what if the sound comes from inside your ear? Patients with TMJ disorders often mention a clicking or popping noise in the jaw or ear when they talk about their ordeals. We'll talk more about it in this blog post and [...]

2021-10-13T08:37:11+00:00September 19th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Is Ear Popping a TMJ Symptom?

Worse TMJ Flare-ups Reported During the Global Health Crisis

Did you know that more patients have got in touch with doctors, upper cervical chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals for TMJ and ear pain during the pandemic? But how are these two things related? How can the pandemic cause pain and discomfort to non-infected individuals? More importantly, what remedies can people use, and how helpful [...]

2021-09-22T09:57:36+00:00August 15th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Worse TMJ Flare-ups Reported During the Global Health Crisis

Occipital or Trigeminal Neuralgia: Knowing Their Differences

The head and neck feature plenty of nerve roots. Unfortunately, when these nerves get pinched or compressed, they can cause searing pain that can spread from the affected spot to nearby areas of the body. Doctors and upper cervical chiropractic practitioners refer to this condition as neuralgia.  The pinching or compression can occur on different [...]

2021-07-18T09:20:24+00:00July 18th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on Occipital or Trigeminal Neuralgia: Knowing Their Differences

How Does an Inflamed Trigeminal Nerve Feel?

Did you know that roughly 150,000 people in the US feel pain when they smile because of trigeminal neuralgia? It’s a widespread chronic pain disorder that can severely impact your physical, mental, and psychological well-being. Most of these patients seek upper cervical care or take medications like pain relievers and anticonvulsants to cope.  Have you [...]

2021-09-25T17:45:26+00:00June 20th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on How Does an Inflamed Trigeminal Nerve Feel?

Trigeminal Neuralgia vs. TMJ: How To Know What You Have

Understanding medical terms can get a bit tricky sometimes. That’s because some seem to refer to the same condition. One example of this would be trigeminal neuralgia and TMJ. Both conditions cause extreme facial pain that can worsen with movement. Unfortunately, many aren’t sure if they have TMJ disorder or trigeminal neuralgia. As a result, [...]

2021-11-30T15:29:44+00:00June 13th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on Trigeminal Neuralgia vs. TMJ: How To Know What You Have

Can You Have TMJ Pain from Stress?

How would you feel when smiling or talking to people you love brings you pain? What would you do when chewing makes you grimace, and brushing makeup or shaving your face results in searing pain? Unfortunately, if you have TMJ disorder (TMJD), pain becomes a regular part of your day. Sometimes, the searing or electric-shock-like [...]

2021-05-22T14:23:19+00:00May 23rd, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Can You Have TMJ Pain from Stress?
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