• 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 […]

  • Undetected Jaw Trauma Associated with Chin Lacerations and Blows to the Jaw

    Facial lacerations are extremely common in childhood and  frequently occur among sports-related injuries in adults. A chin laceration is a tear in the flesh or skin and learning how to treat them can help circumvent complications in healing. Understanding the jaw’s relationship to the head, neck, and back will aid in recognizing less apparent injuries […]