Are You Making Your Pain Worse? I Am…

Welcome to a new feature on the blog: Conversations with My Pain Doctor. I thought of doing this column for you because my pain doctor has some really interesting insights. After all, every day he sees many pain patients who are at different parts of their journeys, each struggling in their own way to live…

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Tip Tuesday: How to Deal with Increased Jaw Pain from Cold Weather

Well, I have finally turned off my air conditioning in my bedroom and office… this is huge for me, considering I need the cool temperature when I sleep. When I had to start wearing a thick, fuzzy, long sleeved robe over my clothes at the computer to keep my arms and hands from freezing, I…

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What to Do When Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe Your Pain

  One of the most maddening things you could ever hear as a patient is, “I don’t know what’s wrong with you, maybe it’s all in your head.” Putting aside the obvious (and really tired) joke that, yes, it IS in my head, there is nothing funny about that statement. When you are struggling with…

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You’ve Been Told You May Need Surgery…. Now What???

TMJ Surgery? Now What?

I remember the doctor appointment like it was yesterday… I was sitting in the dental chair with my legs swung over to the side, facing my surgeon. He had “that look” on his face – you might know the one….a mixture of concern and, “I don’t really want to tell you this, but…” It was…

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Considering TMJ Surgery? Join Us for a Free Online Class

The Surgery Sessions

In the past 6 or so months, the number of questions we have received both via email and on our Facebook page about surgery has skyrocketed. There are so many questions that it is hard for us to answer them all! So, we have created a new, free online class to help those of you…

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Join Us for September’s Feel Better Challenge!

Click the status update below to read and join our Feel Better Challenge on Facebook! Post by TMJ Hope.

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5 Tips Every TMJD Patient Needs to Know About Insurance (Plus a free download!)

Insurance claim

Recently I decided I wanted to do something a little different, and announced on our Facebook page that I was doing free 30 minute calls for people who are considering TMJ surgery. I’ve now had most of these calls, and was really interested to see what the common threads were among the patients I talked…

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Why I’m Stepping Down – And How It Should Give You Hope

TMJ Hope was founded in January 2010 as a support and informational resource for patients like you. What many of you may not know is that there was a site prior to TMJ Hope called TMJ Friends. I have personally been involved in the advocacy world for over ten years as I went through my…

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Stacy’s Tip of the Week

Welcome to our new feature, where I will be giving a tip each week to help you on your journey with TMJ disorder. Let’s get started with this week’s tip! This week I want to talk about exercise. I know… can be really hard to exercise when you are in pain. However, there are many…

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Join Us for a Celebration Wednesday Night (September 12th)!

TMJ Hope has reached 2,500 members on our Facebook page! Let’s celebrate! Here’s your invitation:  

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