Understanding TMJ and Where to Go for Relief

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, a location where dysfunction causes pain in the jaw. This joint allows a person to speak, chew, and move the jaw as needed. Tendons, muscles, and a lot of connective tissue surrounds the joint in order to keep things moving...

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 Symptoms and the Search for Natural Relief

Fibromyalgia symptoms can range from person to person both in occurrence and severity. Thus, while some may say the pain of fibromyalgia is severe, others may feel that some of the other symptoms are more debilitating. Before we get into the symptoms further, consider...

TMJ Disorders—Identifying and Treating a Growing Condition

TMJ disorders are a common problem in the United States, and while many do not seek treatment, the NIH reports that an estimated 10 million Americans are dealing with this painful condition. While some may see a reduction in symptoms with time and self-treatment,...

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,...