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 [...]

2021-09-20T03:18:31+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 [...]

2021-06-20T05:34:58+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, [...]

2021-06-13T12:33:14+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?

Stick to Soft Foods If You Have a TMJ Disorder

The joint of the jaw is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and it is responsible for the opening and closing of the mouth. It works as a slide or hinge that allows the mouth’s movements. Without this joint, basic human activities such as talking would be impossible.  You would not wish to experience a TMJ [...]

2021-09-21T08:35:50+00:00April 25th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Stick to Soft Foods If You Have a TMJ Disorder

Muscle Relaxants and More TMJ Remedies

Dealing with jaw pain might not seem like a serious problem. However, if you have been diagnosed with TMJ disorders, you know that this isn’t the case. When you have TMJ disorders (TMJD), even smiling or laughing can become your pain source. Chewing and yawning can also trigger the symptoms of TMJ disorders. Sadly, there [...]

2021-03-01T01:29:17+00:00February 28th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Muscle Relaxants and More TMJ Remedies

Is There a Relationship Between Neck Pain and TMD?

Have you been suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders for quite a while? If yes, then you may be wondering about the possible TMJ causes. What could be causing your TMJ pain? Why does it hurt a lot? More importantly, how can you ease your pain and find long-term relief? In this blog post, we’ll focus [...]

2021-09-22T09:36:32+00:00February 21st, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Is There a Relationship Between Neck Pain and TMD?

Chronic TMJ Pain Remedies That Work

Did you know that the temporomandibular joint controls your jaw movement? The name is a mouthful, but if you consider all the cool things your jaw can do because of this joint – open, close, glide forward, slide backward, move side to side – then it is worth it. The temporomandibular joint is incredible when [...]

2021-02-15T04:53:44+00:00February 14th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Chronic TMJ Pain Remedies That Work
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