What Can You Do to Treat a Stiff Jaw and Neck?

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Do you often wake up in the morning with stiff muscles? You are not alone – most adults wake up with some sort of stiffness or strain throughout their body after a day of running or because of occupational reasons. But what if that stiffness doesn’t go away? This is a daily struggle for many, particularly those with TMJ disorder. Patients with this common jaw disorder have chronically stiff jaw and neck muscles. But what is TMJ disorder? How can we treat the stiffness and pain that you contend with on a regular basis? What’s the Relationship Between a Stiff … Read More

What’s Causing Your Facial Pain? Trigeminal Neuralgia Vs. TMJ Disorder

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What’s causing your facial pain? It’s not always easy to tell. Your face includes several nerve endings, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. As a Indianapolis TMJ dentist, I want you to understand that many conditions may cause your spasms or pain. In fact, many dentists and medical professionals misdiagnose TMJ disorder as trigeminal neuralgia. Here is how to tell the difference so you can seek proper treatment and ask the right questions. Pain in your face is no joke. It hinders important activities like eating, brushing your teeth, talking, and even kissing. Finding treatment that works for you will reduce … Read More

Jaw Pain After a Car Accident? It’s More Common Than You’d Think

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Your jaw is very delicate: it doesn’t take much impact to cause a serious injury. People don’t usually associate TMJ or jaw pain with car accidents. The truth is: jaw pain after a car accident is incredibly common and it can cause long-term damage if left unchecked. As a dentist in the greater Indianapolis area, I see this fate all too often. Unfortunately, many people also tend to misidentify the symptoms of TMJ or jaw pain as something less significant. TMJ is very serious and includes a broad range of painful symptoms. Keep these common symptoms in mind if you … Read More

The Best Holiday Gifts Ideas for Migraine Sufferers

Dr. Mike DeldarTMJ Migraines, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

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Does someone you know suffer from migraine headaches? These types of headaches are excruciating and often debilitating. The pain is felt mainly at the top and sides of the head. However, it can extend to the face, neck, shoulders, and even tingling of the fingers. Understanding the causes of this type of pain can help you provide your friends and family members with assistance. For example, did you know that many people who suffer from chronic headaches actually have migraine headaches from TMJ? The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is our jaw joint. If this joint is strained in any way, it … Read More

ADHD from Sleep Apnea: What Parents Need to Know

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Is it just me or are more and more children being treated for ADHD? Unfortunately, what many in the medical community haven’t been aware of until recently is that there is a link between sleeping disorders and behavioral disorders. Recent studies have shown that there is a strong link between sleep apnea and many behavior problems in children. This means that your child might not be suffering from actual ADHD. Instead, they may be suffering from the symptoms of ADHD from sleep apnea. What else do the studies show? And how can we help our children? ADHD from Sleep Apnea … Read More