Archive for May, 2024

Can TMD be the Explanation for Most Common Headaches?

According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine website “a headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face.  Headaches vary greatly in terms of the location and intensity of the pain, and how often the headaches occur.  The brain tissue doesn’t have pain sensitive nerve fibers and doesn’t feel pain.  But, other parts of the […]

#84 Apathy, Indifference, Skepticism and TMD/TMJ

What do apathy, indifference, and skepticism have in common? Look them up in the dictionary and you will find each have very dissimilar definitions.  What they have in common is each is an attitude.  A person has an attitude of apathy.  A person has an attitude of indifference.  A person has an attitude of skepticism. […]

#83 “Alice in Wonderland” and TMD/TMJ

                   “Alice in Wonderland” and TMD/TMJ When I decided to forgo surgery to treat TMD/TMJ and instead do unbiased independent research, I started the task by interviewing patients.  I had no lack of patients to interview.  At the time, I had performed over 2000 surgical procedures on the Temporomandibular Joint.  Like other surgeons of the […]

#82 The Big Lie About TMD/TMJ

If you are one of the unfortunate patients who has suffered with TMD/TMJ symptoms for decades without resolution, you have likely sought treatment from several different health care providers over time. It is not unusual for patients with a 20- or 30-year history of symptoms to have seen between 5 and 10 providers seeking relief […]