Blog

Categories

The Beighton Scale Check list TMJ Check list Request Brochure Download the TMJ & EDS Brochure
Contact Us

Request Brochure

Dr. Mitakides is happy to send additional information at your request, and at no charge.  Please remember, this information is not meant to be a substitute for diagnosis and treatment.  Dr. Mitakides will be happy to provide more in-depth information at the time of examination.

Surviving Summer with TMJ

June 9, 2016 | Author:

Summertime. It’s warm, the sun is shining, you’re having friends over for cookouts and pool parties, and you’re spending time in the great outdoors. But, if you have uncontrolled temporomandibular (TMJ) joint pain, the hot summer months can be uncomfortable. During the season when your friends and family are enjoying each other’s company, you may […]

Category: TMJ Disorder | Comments

Is There a Link Between Stress, Anxiety and TMJ?

May 1, 2016 | Author:

The answer? They could all be linked. All three diagnoses—stress, anxiety and temporomandibular (TMJ) joint disorder—have similar symptoms, causing them to frequently be wrongly diagnosed. For patients experiencing any of the three, it’s important to understand the unique symptoms of each condition and the typical link that exists between them. STRESS Unfortunately, stress affects many […]

Category: TMJ Disorder | Comments

Finding the Best Sleeping Position for Patients with TMJ

April 1, 2016 | Author:

Finding the Best Sleeping Position for Patients with TMJ Sleep is one of the most important activities your body does. Not only does it help your brain function properly throughout the day, but it also keeps you in good health. For patients who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, sleep can be a […]

Category: TMJ Disorder | Comments

Lesser Known Symptoms of TMJ

March 1, 2016 | Author:

For many people, when they think of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms, their minds automatically go to the clicking and popping of the jaw, consistent jaw pain and difficulty chewing. But, there are many other symptoms of TMJ that are lesser known. While some of them may seem unrelated, TMJ may be the underlying cause, going […]

Category: TMJ Disorder | Comments

Questions to Ask Your TMJ Doctor

February 28, 2016 | Author:

Pain or tenderness in your face or jaw, clicking or popping when chewing, difficulty chewing, swelling on the side of your face and more – all of these are symptoms of TMJ. Whether you’re experiencing one of these symptoms or one of the many others associated with TMJ, seeking medical attention should be your next […]

Category: TMJ Disorder | Tags: | Comments

The Chewing Hangover

February 16, 2016 | Author:

The following is a guest blog from Sarah Fatherley, an Ehlers-Danlos and TMJ patient/activist from the United Kingdom who has appeared on panels with Dr. Mitakides, both in the U.S. and Great Britain. Please keep in mind that these are the thoughts and ideas of a patient learning to cope with daily TMJ pain, not […]

Category: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, TMJ Disorder | Tags: , | Comments

TMJ Pain and Cold Weather – How to Avoid Increased Jaw Pain

January 27, 2016 | Author:

Love it or hate it; the cold winter weather is here for a majority of the country. With this weather shift comes some new or increased concerns for people living with both Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and TMJ. Varying seasonal temperatures prevent people living with EDS from ever fully adjusting to the weather. The stress of […]

Category: TMJ Disorder | Tags: , | (1) Comment

Beighton Score Explains Hypermobility

December 14, 2015 | Author:

The phrase “double-jointed” often describes people who can bend joints in extreme or abnormal ways or have surprising flexibility. Does this sound like you or someone you know? This kind of flexibility may actually be hypermobility and could impact your health. How do you find out if it is hypermobility or just flexibility? The Beighton […]

Category: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome | Tags: , , | (1) Comment

For a Friend, Family Member or for You—TMJ Awareness

November 18, 2015 | Author:

Millions of Americans live with painful TMJ symptoms and have no idea. Currently, one in eight adults is diagnosed with some form and degree of TMJ disorder, and women are four times more likely than their male counterparts to have the disorder. What does this mean? It means that if you have a diagnosed TMJ […]

Category: TMJ Disorder | (1) Comment

Everyday Changes to Improve TMJ Pain

October 29, 2015 | Author:

Diagnosing and treating TMJ effectively should only be done by a qualified and trained medical professional, like Dr. Mitakides and The TMJ Treatment Center team. When it comes to dealing with craniofacial pain and the ways the jaw, neck, back, head and corresponding muscles work together, compromising on care isn’t an option. But, if you […]

Category: TMJ Disorder | Comments