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What to Expect from Your First Appointment with Your TMJ Specialist

September 6, 2016 | Author:

Finally, the jaw pain, clicking, popping, locking or muscle spasms have gotten to be too much. It’s time to make an appointment with an experienced doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders. Going to a new doctor can be intimidating but, if you’re prepared, it can be a little less overwhelming. Before your […]

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Poor Posture and TMJ

August 31, 2016 | Author:

Today, it’s easier than ever to forget about proper posture. Every day we spend more and more time in front of a screen, whether it’s sitting in front of your computer at your desk or on your couch with your smartphone or tablet. Spending so much time sitting can be hazardous to your health in […]

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A Summer of EDS Education

July 9, 2016 | Author:

This summer has been a busy one for Dr. Mitakides, educating and meeting patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and their families and collaborating with other medical professionals working to diagnose and treat EDS. In May, Dr. Mitakides attended and spoke at the Ehlers-Danlos Society International Symposium. Together with many leading international medical professionals, Dr. Mitakides shared […]

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Surviving Summer with TMJ

June 9, 2016 | Author:

Summertime. It’s warm, the sun is shining, you’re having friends over for cookouts and pool parties, and you’re spending time in the great outdoors. But, if you have uncontrolled temporomandibular (TMJ) joint pain, the hot summer months can be uncomfortable. During the season when your friends and family are enjoying each other’s company, you may […]

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Is There a Link Between Stress, Anxiety and TMJ?

May 1, 2016 | Author:

The answer? They could all be linked. All three diagnoses—stress, anxiety and temporomandibular (TMJ) joint disorder—have similar symptoms, causing them to frequently be wrongly diagnosed. For patients experiencing any of the three, it’s important to understand the unique symptoms of each condition and the typical link that exists between them. STRESS Unfortunately, stress affects many […]

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Finding the Best Sleeping Position for Patients with TMJ

April 1, 2016 | Author:

Finding the Best Sleeping Position for Patients with TMJ Sleep is one of the most important activities your body does. Not only does it help your brain function properly throughout the day, but it also keeps you in good health. For patients who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, sleep can be a […]

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Lesser Known Symptoms of TMJ

March 1, 2016 | Author:

For many people, when they think of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms, their minds automatically go to the clicking and popping of the jaw, consistent jaw pain and difficulty chewing. But, there are many other symptoms of TMJ that are lesser known. While some of them may seem unrelated, TMJ may be the underlying cause, going […]

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Questions to Ask Your TMJ Doctor

February 28, 2016 | Author:

Pain or tenderness in your face or jaw, clicking or popping when chewing, difficulty chewing, swelling on the side of your face and more – all of these are symptoms of TMJ. Whether you’re experiencing one of these symptoms or one of the many others associated with TMJ, seeking medical attention should be your next […]

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The Chewing Hangover

February 16, 2016 | Author:

The following is a guest blog from Sarah Fatherley, an Ehlers-Danlos and TMJ patient/activist from the United Kingdom who has appeared on panels with Dr. Mitakides, both in the U.S. and Great Britain. Please keep in mind that these are the thoughts and ideas of a patient learning to cope with daily TMJ pain, not […]

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TMJ Pain and Cold Weather – How to Avoid Increased Jaw Pain

January 27, 2016 | Author:

Love it or hate it; the cold winter weather is here for a majority of the country. With this weather shift comes some new or increased concerns for people living with both Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and TMJ. Varying seasonal temperatures prevent people living with EDS from ever fully adjusting to the weather. The stress of […]

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