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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Introducing: Beyond Hope

When I started TMJ Hope a little over two years ago, I had a mission in mind, but no idea what would come of it. The mission was to help TMJ disorder patients thrive through support, information, and community. Of course, that is still the mission today, but the past couple weeks have taught me…

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The Road to Feeling 85% Better – Part 2 – One Change Causes a Huge Shift

In the last post, I shared with you my journey up until about a year ago. If you haven’t read it, click here to catch up. Once I realized that I was the only one that was going to make any changes in my own life, I got to work. I took a long, hard…

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My Road to Feeling 85% Better After a Diagnosis of Chronic Intractable Pain – Part One

Making the decision to have TMJ total joint replacements implanted at age 24 was not easy. Advice came from all directions and all viewpoints; I should do it because it would increase my quality of life…I should not do it because it was a gamble and I was “so young.” Everyone had an opinion, and…

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One of Our Members Tells Her TMJ Total Joint Replacement Story

  We received this letter from one of our members and wanted to share it with you.  Please note that not everyone is going to have the same results, but we felt that in light of the fact that we are getting so many questions about joint replacement that it was very important for you…

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TMJ Disorder Timeline

In all of our research, writing, answering patient questions, and talking with experts, we’ve wondered – what is the history of TMJ disorder? Other than a few pieces here and there, I’ve actually never seen a comprehensive timeline of what has happened to cause TMJ disorder to be the way it is today. So, we’re…

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Is There Gender Bias in Pain Management?

According to research, there are differences between men and women when it comes to chronic pain. Women experience pain more intensely and more often than men. Females also respond to pain management differently, and their pain is not only often under-treated, it is treated less aggressively than their male counterparts. In a recent study it was…

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Tinnitus…..10 Things That You Can Do Starting Today

If you are hearing ringing noise in your ears when there is no external sound source around you, chances are that you have tinnitus. Nearly a third of the population suffers from Tinnitus; ringing in the ears. And, of that third about 25% percent have it seriously enough to seek medical attention.  The sounds you hear…

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TMJ Disorder and Referred Pain

referred pain  re·ferred pain (r?-fûrd’)    n.  Pain that is felt in a part of the body at a distance from its area of origin. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Ear pain, a feeling of stuffiness and or ringing in the ears? Dizziness Shoulder or neck pain? Pain behind or above the…

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I’ve Had It! How to Tell If a TMJ Website is Scamming You

This post has been brewing for a while, and I’ve just gotten to the point where I’ll scream if I see yet another website promoting a program that promises a TMJ “cure,” (but delivers nothing you can’t find yourself for free on the internet). If you are like most patients, you have been to the…

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