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Pro Tips: Breaking Bad Habits That Might Contribute to TMD

Temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMD, can be a literal pain. Between its relationship with poor posture to how difficult it is to diagnose, TMD can put unneeded strain on your mental and physical health. Here at Top Down Dental, we’re not just focused on what’s happening inside of your mouth. We’re [...]

Your Neck and Back Pain May Be Caused by TMD

We slouch a lot. Whether it’s checking a text message, sitting at work or reading in bed, we’re often craning the neck downward, jutting the chin backward and slouching the shoulders. Sitting and standing in this position every day can lead to a weaker back and pain throughout the neck and shoulders. But did you [...]

TMD Is Hard to Distinguish from Other Facial Pain

One of the greatest challenges facing people with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD or sometimes TMJ) is just getting an accurate diagnosis. Many people spend years dealing with their primary care doctors and various specialists trying to get relief, but are unable to get relief because they can’t get a positive diagnosis. Researchers at [...]

What to Do When a Doctor Won’t Believe in Your TMD Pain

Many people who suffer chronic illness find that they’re not just fighting their illness, they’re fighting against a doctor, and, indeed, an entire medical system, that doesn’t believe them and won’t credit their word about the pain they’re experiencing. The fight leads to years of misdiagnosis, unhelpful treatments, and, of course, ongoing pain that may [...]

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