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For a Friend, Family Member or for You—TMJ Awareness

November 18, 2015

Millions of Americans live with painful TMJ symptoms and have no idea. Currently, one in eight adults is diagnosed with some form and degree of TMJ disorder, and women are four times more likely than their male counterparts to have the disorder.

What does this mean?

It means that if you have a diagnosed TMJ disorder, one of your friends or family members may also be living with painful symptoms, unaware that they can improve their condition.

It also means that if you have periodic pain in your neck, shoulders, head and jaw, you may be one of the undiagnosed. But, you have come to the right place!

Why TMJ?

People have TMJ disorder for a number of reasons, from genetics to a trauma like a vehicle accident. Many people experience an increase in TMJ pain and discomfort such as neck, back, jaw and head pain during times of high stress. Head, neck and jaw misalignment along with subconscious teeth grinding or jaw clenching can also cause significant TMJ-related pain and impact your quality of life.

What next?

Make an appointment with a medical professional who will work with you and your individual symptoms. Though, not all medical professionals who work with TMJ patients are created equal. Dr. Mitakides has dedicated his career to improving the lives of people living with TMJ, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and other craniofacial disorders.

There are a number of changes you can make in your daily life to improve the symptoms of your TMJ disorder, but they should be discussed with a qualified medical professional.

TMJ Awareness Month!

This November, TMJ Awareness Month, share the information about TMJ symptoms, causes and treatments.

Contact Dr. Mitakides to make an appointment or visit the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain to find an equally qualified medical professional near you.