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 [...]

2021-04-26T06:04:52+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 [...]

2021-02-22T06:16:55+00:00February 21st, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Is There a Relationship Between Neck Pain and TMD?

What Is the Best Painkiller for Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia hurts like no other. No matter how slight your movement is, your face hurts. It is not surprising that many people look for the ultimate painkillers to ease the pain. If you are looking for natural options, upper cervical chiropractors believe that an atlas bone adjustment can help address the pain.   What [...]

2021-02-15T05:12:36+00:00February 14th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on What Is the Best Painkiller for Trigeminal Neuralgia?

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

What Helps TMJ Pain at Home?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. Sounds serious. It is probably because this joint links the skull to the jaw. The temporomandibular joint comes in a pair, so there is one in front of each ear. The TMJ plays a critical role in making normal activities like chatting and chewing a reality. Whether at home [...]

2021-01-25T00:28:22+00:00January 24th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on What Helps TMJ Pain at Home?

What is the Difference Between TMD and TMJ?

Not many people pay attention to their jaw when it plays a role in various body functions such as speaking, yawning, and chewing. Unfortunately, for some folks, their jaws don’t work the same as everyone. Due to neck trauma, repeated joint and muscle strain, and other factors, the temporomandibular joint or TMJ could get damaged, [...]

2021-05-16T09:43:01+00:00January 17th, 2021|TMJ / Jaw Pain|Comments Off on What is the Difference Between TMD and TMJ?
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