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TMJ Awareness Month

At Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group, we provide life-changing treatment to patients who are suffering from TMJ dysfunction. November is TMJ Awareness Month, which is a month dedicated to helping make more people aware of TMJ.

Does The Fall Hustle & Bustle Trigger Your TMJ Symptoms?

We don’t know how you feel, but we can’t believe that September has arrived. September signifies the end of the summer and the return to a regular schedule for many. Schools and colleges resume, and those who had a lighter summer work schedule return to a regular routine. This can be especially challenging for people who struggle with TMJ disorders, as high levels of stress and anxiety can trigger their symptoms and cause them to resurface once again. We wanted to share some helpful tips for an easy transition to whatever this fall has in store for you. Continue reading to learn more.

Can Exercise Affect TMJ Symptoms?

At Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group, we encourage patients who experience symptoms from TMJ and have received treatment in our office to have a mindset of ability and not disability. We never want patients to avoid trying something that will improve their overall health out of fear of what will happen to their TMJ condition. We encourage our patients to live healthy lifestyles, which includes regular exercise.

Top TMJ Diet Recommendations

Do you visit our office for complications with TMJ? If so, then you know that certain foods can cause your symptoms to flare up and leave you in a state of discomfort. With the warmer weather arriving, vacations being planned, and family events taking place, it can be tempting to disregard food recommendations. We want to share some of the suggested foods and some foods that are best left to the side. Read on to learn more.

Relaxation Techniques That May Help Relieve TMJ Symptoms

Do you suffer from TMJ? Maybe you have a loved one who does. If so, you know how it can negatively affect your life. While everyone should aim to stay relaxed at all times, it is especially important for someone who suffers from TMJ. We want to share some simple relaxation methods that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Having not only a relaxed jaw, but a relaxed body as well will help you better manage your symptoms.

Stress Might Be The Cause Of Your TMJ Symptoms

Do you feel that you experience high levels of stress in your daily life? There can be many aspects of our lives that can lead to stress. Anything from work to financial difficulty to family issues to a full schedule can all lead to added stress. Unfortunately, when we are under significant stress, the effects can come out in our bodies. It is not uncommon for people to experience weight gain, high blood pressure, and tense muscles. Many people also develop issues with the TMJ due to high stress. Read on to learn more about how stress can negatively impact your TMJ disorder and ways you can help.

Dangers Of Leaving TMJ Disorder Untreated

Our team at Atlas Orofacial Pain & Apnea Group is passionate about providing the care needed to help our patients overcome the discomforts of living with TMJ disorder. Unfortunately, TMJ disorder has many symptoms that mimic other medical conditions, often leaving patients without a proper diagnosis. For example, frequent headaches and facial discomfort are two common symptoms experienced with TMJ disorder. These two symptoms are also common to other conditions, such as sinus issues. When treatment doesn’t work and symptoms continue, it can be heartbreaking. Oftentimes, when patients reach out to our team, they are frustrated with their symptoms, the lack of answers, or the treatment recommendations for the problems they are experiencing.

Being Aware Of Your Habits

Everyone has good and bad habits. We have to hope that our good habits outweigh the bad and that our bad habits don’t cause damage or discomfort. Unfortunately, if you suffer from TMJ disorder, there are certain bad habits that can lead to a flare-up of symptoms. It can be hard to break bad habits, especially if they are things that you have been doing for many years, but to help your overall health, it is in your best interest to make some changes, even though they may be difficult. Read on to learn if these bad habits are affecting your TMJ.