Archive for the ‘ TMJ ’ Category

What is “TMJ” TMD?

There is much confusion about this disease by both patients and doctors. First on the list is the name.  “TMJ” is the name of the joints that attach the jaw to the skull. One on the right side of the head and one on the left side of the head. These joints work together in […]

The Solution for TMD Symptoms

Now that the symptoms of TMDs (Tempromandibular Joint Disorders) have been enumerated and described the obvious question is: “What is the solution to this disturbing and sometimes devastating disease?” Fortunately, there is a solution that does not entail drugs or surgery. It becomes simple once the primary cause, “inflammation”, within the joint is treated. Remove […]

What is TMD and Why is it frequently called “TMJ”?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a group of symptoms that at times seem to have no relationship with one another. TMD is actually a series of confusing symptoms having a common cause. The cause common to all cases of TMD is inflammation of the jaw joint. All patients with the symptoms of TMD exhibit chronic […]

Why does my jaw joint lock so that I cannot get it open all the way?

In previous posts, I discussed the common denominator of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders) responsible for ALL of the wide and varied symptoms associated with this enigmatic problem. Inflammation within the jaw joints causes each and every one of these divergent and seemingly unrelated symptoms. One of the most frequent symptoms of TMD is a condition that […]

Symptoms of TMJ/TMD : Why are there so many dissimilar symptoms?

The answer to this question resides in one simple fact.  All of the symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) are directly caused by inflammation within the TMJ (temporomandibular joint).  The issue of why the joint becomes inflamed is a different issue and will be discussed in a later contribution to this site.  But the fact remains, […]

Is it a really a Migraine Headache? The Answer May Surprise You

Headaches are so common most people think that having headaches is a normal part of living.  “Doesn’t everybody have headaches?”  No! Headaches are not normal and not everyone has headaches.  But they are so common millions of advertising dollars are spent each month competing for the public to buy their pain relieving pill instead of […]

Temprormandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) has been misunderstood, poorly researched, and poorly treated by many

After working with patients with TMD for over 30 years I have been impressed with the multifaceted aspects of this disease.  After getting into communication with thousands of people suffering from the symptoms of TMD I have concluded that, 1) No two patients present with exactly the same symptoms. 2) By the time most people […]