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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Major Research Update – The OPPERA Study: The Largest TMJ Disorder Study To Date

You may want to sit down, grab a cup of coffee or a smoothie 😉 and maybe even take some notes. This is one of the most important blog posts that you have ever read about TMJ disorder research. I’m excited to be writing about this study – the OPPERA study – because it is…

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TMJ Disorder & Health News Weekly Round-Up – 3rd Week of July

Treatment of TMJ ankylosis (joint fusion) with rib graft and fat padding – The surgeons deduced that this was a successful procedure for TMJ ankylosis, however, they only followed patients for 6 months after surgery. We would be interested to know how the patients did after. Also, they didn’t mention the pain of this procedure.…

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TMJ Disorder Research & News Round Up June

Welcome to our latest TMJ research & news round-up, Father’s Day edition! First up, have you seen our latest posts? Our patient panel reviewed their first products, we had a fantastic guest post about TMJ disorder and clenching & grinding, as well as iPhone and iPad applications to help you manage TMJD/chronic pain. Here are…

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Weekly Round-Up May 21 to 27th

Welcome to these week’s round-up! Here’s the latest health & TMJ disorder related news: Is there a relationship between signs & symptoms of TMJ disorder and mouth opening, gender, joint pain, and hearing loss? This study looked at 464 Greek students and evaluated what signs & symptoms of TMJD were present. They found that more…

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TMJ Disorder Research & Health News Weekly Round-Up – Third Week of May

You may have wondered why we’ve been a little quiet over the past two weeks. Well, now you can see why! We have had our hands full with the new addition to the family. She is insanely cute, but has more energy than any puppy I have ever met. Sometimes I wonder if someone switched…

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TMJ Hope Weekly Wrap Up

Have lots of people in your family been sick lately? Im finally getting over the flu…. Still tired, but wanting to get back to life! Today we are introducing a new weekly post… A weekly wrap up. Every Friday, we will cover any TMJ related research or health related news that we feel you might…

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Study Shows Effects of Acupuncture Aren't All in Your Head

A recent study in Germany supports the idea that acupuncture works directly on the brain to reduce the amount of pain we feel. It helps show that the effects of acupuncture are not just psychological after all. The study, done by University Hospital in Essen, Germany, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to track the…

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Interview with Dr. Truelove – People Who Give Us Hope

Out of all the questions & comments we receive here at TMJ Hope, one in particular stands out. Why have hope? What exactly is there to be hopeful for? When you have chronic pain, sometimes it is difficult to think too far in the future. Especially when you are first diagnosed with TMJ disorder, it’s…

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