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  • When Acute Pain Becomes Chronic

    Acute or Chronic? When addressing any injury, it is essential to know and be able to distinguish between acute pain and chronic pain. Sudden acute pain is usually an  indicator of an injury, trauma, or illness, and it does not usually last longer than six months. It generally resolves itself once the underlying cause for […]

  • What is JAMSS?

    JAMSS is the acronym for Jaw And Muscle Sprain/Strain.  A jaw strain occurs when the fibers of the muscles in the jaw are torn or wear thin. A sprain happens when the ligaments in the jaw are stretched too far. The severity of the injury depends on how many of the fibers of the muscles […]

  • Why Are Women More Susceptible to TMJ Pain?

    Do you have frequent headaches, shoulder tension, or tightness in your jaw or neck? This may just be a side effect of your stressful lifestyle, and can be relieved or cured with a good massage or glass of wine—but they could also be symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, also known as TMD. While receiving […]

  • Sports Injuries of the Head, Neck, and Jaw

    Athletes of many popular sports are at risk of specific injuries, including injuries of the head, neck, and jaw. As they are closely related, trauma to one often impacts the others. Trauma to any of these parts can result in facial injury, face pain, headaches, concussions, and, commonly, TMJ disorder. What is TMJ Disorder? Sports-related […]

  • TMD Management

    A Historical Perspective Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) comprises several co-occurring conditions that affect the anatomy and functionality of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone). TMD has been reported in between 3.7% and 12% of the population and is three to five times […]