The Use of Botox to Treat TMJ: Why This Is Yet Another Bad Idea

A family member has TMJ and I learned recently that they were hit up by a dentist to inject Botox to cure the problem. I promised a blog deep dive into why this wasn’t a good idea and on whether the data exists to back up that claim. Let’s dig in. What is Botox? Botox…read more

Sternocleidomastoid Syndrome: What You Need to Know

What’s on this Page: What is sternocleidomastoid syndrome? What is the SCM muscle, and what does it do? How does sternocleidomastoid syndrome relate to nerves in the neck? SCM trigger points and referred pain The SCM and vertigo Does CCI play a role in sternocleidomastoid syndrome? If you or a loved one has neck pain,…read more

Stem Cells Help Patient with Severe TMJ Issues Chew Again

Valerie had suffered from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues since the age of 16. In 2014, at the age of 60, she fell and crushed the upper and lower part of the vertebrae at her second lumbar disc. Ten days later, she yawned and completely dislocated her jaw. For 18 months, she was unable to chew…read more

TMJ Stem Cell Therapy: Valerie’s Story

Every doctor sees patients who, right off the bat, he or she knows are a huge challenge. Valerie was one of those patients with one of the most severe cases of TMJ I have ever seen. She was unable to eat solid or soft foods at any level, and I was pretty sure she also…read more
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