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Chronic Pain

September Is Pain Awareness Month

Along with being dubbed both National Yoga Month and National Potato Month, September is also on the calendar for a significantly less fun observance: National Pain Awareness Month. First declared in 2001, National Pain Awareness Month is an effort by the American Chronic Pain Association to raise awareness about the widespread and devastating effects [...]

By |September 22nd, 2020|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on September Is Pain Awareness Month

What Are the Types of TMJ and Facial Pain?

One of the challenges that doctors face in talking about pain of the face and mouth, what we call orofacial pain, is that not everyone uses the same terms. We’re not just talking about how some people might call temporomandibular joint disorders TMJ while others use TMD. Instead, we’re talking about doctors [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Chronic Pain, Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on What Are the Types of TMJ and Facial Pain?

Preventing Your Next TMJ Flare-Up

People often don’t notice temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) until it becomes an acute problem. Acute TMJ flare-ups are associated with locked jaw, extreme pain in the jaw joints and/or muscles, headaches, ringing in the ears, and more symptoms.  When this happens, you might be given treatments to alleviate the current state, such [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Preventing Your Next TMJ Flare-Up

Winter Woes: Cold Weather’s Effect on TMJ Pain

There’s no time like the winter time! Beautiful white snowscapes, steaming hot chocolate, glistening icicles along the eaves of the house, and increased jaw pain — wait, what? Despite the things that make winter great, the cold weather can also come with heightened TMJ symptoms for many people. Though some people think pain fluctuation based [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Winter Woes: Cold Weather’s Effect on TMJ Pain

How to Get the Most out of Your Trigger Point Injection (TPI) Therapy

Trigger point injection (TPI) is a great treatment for chronic pain. It’s a very effective approach to treat both direct and referred pain. It’s a noninvasive treatment that can provide long-lasting relief for headaches and many other types of chronic pain. The risk of complications is very low, and [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|BOTOX, Chronic Pain|Comments Off on How to Get the Most out of Your Trigger Point Injection (TPI) Therapy
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