The Symptoms and Causes of TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction is a painful condition. It can make usually enjoyable activities such as eating and speaking difficult and uncomfortable. While the condition may only be experienced temporarily by some, for others it can become an ongoing...

TMJ Dysfunction—Where to Find Relief

What exactly is TMJ? It is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint. TMJ dysfunction is a term used to describe pain and problems associated with the muscles that move the jaw and the temporomandibular joints. Tenderness and pain are felt in the jaw and other spots...

Severe Jaw Pain—Should You Seek TMJ Replacement?

After suffering from terrible jaw pain, a woman from Northern Colorado became the first in her area to have her entire TMJ (temporomandibular joint) replaced. While this surgery has been in existence for a long time, it is only recently becoming a more popular option...

Help for Chronic Fatigue Sufferers in Ames, Iowa

Frustration with being constantly tired is just the tip of the iceberg for one who has to deal with chronic fatigue. Going to sleep an hour earlier or napping in the afternoon isn’t going to fix this kind of tired. Chronic fatigue isn’t just a built up sleep debt—it’s...

TMD—A Painful Jaw Disorder

TMD (or temporomandibular jaw disorder) is a common condition that results in jaw pain for many. However, this is not the only symptom linked to TMD. Consider the following additional symptoms: Pain that radiates from the neck or ear Numbness and tingling Loss of...

Fibromyalgia – It’s Not in Your Head!

According to researchers, as much as 7% of the US may be suffering from fibromyalgia. The great majority of those dealing with this condition are women although it does sometimes affect men. Skeptics may try to make you feel like the condition is just in your head,...