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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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When a headache is more than just a headache

June 29, 2015 | Author:

Around 45 million Americans are affected by chronic daily headaches, headaches that occur more than 15 days each month for at least three months. The World Health Organization estimates that worldwide, only a minority of those living with headaches are diagnosed appropriately by a healthcare provider. Overall, headaches are underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated. Living with […]

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Don’t Let the Holidays Stress Your TMJ

December 16, 2014 | Author:

The holiday season should be a happy time with family, friends, parties, gifts and sharing memories. Along with all the fun, there often comes some added physical and emotional stress that can have adverse effects on people living with TMJ; and the holiday season is not the time to be sidelined with pain. Different things […]

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TMJ Relief Comes From TMJ Awareness

November 24, 2014 | Author:

Understanding the symptoms, causes, treatment options and facts about TMJ is the best first step to finding relief from the pain for yourself or someone you love. This TMJ Awareness Month, learn more about this disorder that impacts millions of Americans every day, and share it so others can find relief.  

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