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Shoveling Snow Can Aggravate TMJ Symptoms

Over the past few years, we here in Denver have gotten spoiled--it seems we barely had to to break out the snow shovel all season. This year, though, is different, and it seems like it's been one snow storm after another here in the Mile High City. And we have our heaviest snow months of [...]

By |March 6th, 2021|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on Shoveling Snow Can Aggravate TMJ Symptoms

Hot n’ Cold: Treating TMJ Pain at Home

If you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, called TMJ for short, you’re no stranger to jaw pain. Whether yours is uncomfortable or excruciating, intermittent or constant, jaw pain is a hallmark symptom of TMJ. Although TMJ treatment can help reduce or prevent pain on a larger scale, sometimes [...]

By |December 29th, 2020|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on Hot n’ Cold: Treating TMJ Pain at Home

A Cough Can Worsen TMJ

If you've gotten a cold, flu, or other upper respiratory tract infection this year, you may have experienced a short, intense period of coughing, or a long, lingering cough that sticks around for weeks after your cold is otherwise gone. In either case, it's not unusual for coughing to aggravate your TMJ Denver

By |December 26th, 2019|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on A Cough Can Worsen TMJ

Will Gatorade Really Cure a Migraine?

It's a treasured home remedy for migraines: drink Gatorade when you feel a migraine coming on, and it'll go away. However, is it really true? Can Gatorade truly cure a migraine? Mechanisms for the Gatorade Cure It's quite possible that drinking Gatorade will help you get rid of many types of headaches, [...]

By |October 29th, 2019|Headache, Home Care|Comments Off on Will Gatorade Really Cure a Migraine?

Lessen TMJ Pain With Nutritional Choices

If you suffer from TMJ disorder, you are probably already getting treatment from a dentist to reduce pain and prevent further damage to your joints. Treatments from medical professionals are imperative, since untreated TMJ generally worsens over time. But medical professionals aren’t the only ones who can help reduce the pain caused [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on Lessen TMJ Pain With Nutritional Choices

What Makes Up a TMJ Self-Management Program?

Temporomandibular joint disorder is a complex and painful condition that above all requires treatment by experienced medical professionals like TMJ dentist Dr. Kevin Berry. But not all TMJ treatment takes place at the dentist’s office — some of it has to take place at home. An [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on What Makes Up a TMJ Self-Management Program?

Snoring Rate May Help Predict Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, and for loved ones in the presence of a snorer the term “snoring threshold” has a figurative meaning as well as a medical one. A literal snoring threshold that gauges snoring instances could prove valuable in assessing sleep disorders. A recent study suggests home-based screening of this [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Home Care, Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Snoring Rate May Help Predict Sleep Apnea

Can Singing Lessons Help With TMJ?

Iggy Azalea has recently proclaimed on Twitter that her singing lessons have done more than just help her prepare for future albums. Believe it or not, she claims her singing lessons have actually helped her with her TMJ as well. At the beginning of 2015, the Aussie singer shared news of her TMJ [...]

By |February 18th, 2016|Home Care, Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Can Singing Lessons Help With TMJ?

Can Heat Help With TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can be a major source of pain and discomfort for those suffering from the disorder. TMJ has been linked to migraines, facial pain, as well as neck and shoulder pain due to the interconnectivity of the nerves running along the temporomandibular joint and the cooperative action of [...]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Home Care, Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Can Heat Help With TMJ?

Can Music Cure Hangovers?

We have all been there. As you wake up the next morning from a night out, you reach over and shut off the alarm that's ringing sounds like a million bombs going off in your ears. Last night was fun, probably a little too fun, and now you are hungover and are faced with the [...]

By |November 5th, 2015|Headache, Home Care, Migraine, TMJ|Comments Off on Can Music Cure Hangovers?

Secrets of Masseter Muscle Massage for TMJ Relief

When considering home care for TMJ, it’s important to determine whether you need professional care. Not all treatments are a good idea, even if they are natural or free of cost. However, if you’ve determined that your case of TMJ syndrome might benefit from home treatment under the watchful eye [...]

By |August 19th, 2015|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on Secrets of Masseter Muscle Massage for TMJ Relief

Five Questions to Ask before Trying Home Care for TMJ

To get the best results from TMJ treatment, it’s advised that you start with the most minimally invasive treatments before moving on to more invasive and irreversible treatments. So starting with home care is a good idea most of the time. But before you try a home care routine, it’s important [...]

By |July 29th, 2015|Headache, Home Care, Jaw Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Five Questions to Ask before Trying Home Care for TMJ

Sleep Apnea Makes It Hard to Exercise

People with sleep apnea are often encouraged to exercise to control their weight, increase muscle tone, and improve sleep. Unfortunately, it turns out that sleep apnea can make it harder for individuals to exercise. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego published findings that sleep apnea results in about a 14% reduction [...]

By |December 8th, 2014|Home Care, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Makes It Hard to Exercise

Home Care Is the Best Place to Start for Jaw Pain

For jaw pain, you might be tempted to rush out to the dentist or doctor right away for care, but the best place to start is treating it at home. TMJ is very common, but in many cases it will resolve on its own with a little bit of treatment at [...]

By |May 28th, 2014|Home Care, Jaw Pain|Comments Off on Home Care Is the Best Place to Start for Jaw Pain

5 Things to Try before You Buy a Snoring Remedy

Snoring has become big business. Just do a quick search and you will find yourself bombarded with snoring remedies of all sorts. There are nasal strips and knock-off mouthguards that are designed to look like the prescription ones. There are rinses and sprays and even yoga courses. Everyone is trying to make money [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|Home Care, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on 5 Things to Try before You Buy a Snoring Remedy

At-Home TENS Device Can Be Marketed for Migraine Headache Prevention

The FDA has decided to allow marketing of a new at-home transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device--called Cefaly--to be used for migraine headache prevention. The device was said to be useful for people who do not currently tolerate migraine prevention medications. What Is Cefaly? Cefaly is a small, portable, battery-powered prescription device that [...]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Headache, Home Care, Migraine|Comments Off on At-Home TENS Device Can Be Marketed for Migraine Headache Prevention

The Power and Limitations of Laughing

When people laugh, we generally conclude that they are happy and enjoying themselves. Laughter is the most common way a person expresses joy. Though laughter may not seem like anything more than what it is; in recent times, it has been used as both physical and emotional therapy. Studies have determined that laughter can cause [...]

By |January 27th, 2012|Home Care|Comments Off on The Power and Limitations of Laughing

Wearing Orthotic Shoes To Treat TMJ

Finding a permanent treatment for common TMJ symptoms, such as headaches, migraines, jaw pain, neck pain, and facial pain can be a daunting task, as many of the most common treatments available are temporary and don’t provide lasting relief. TMJ symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, and for patients who suffer from the condition, finding relief [...]

By |November 22nd, 2011|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on Wearing Orthotic Shoes To Treat TMJ
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