25
November
2015

TMJ or Salivary Pain?

TMJ without a doubt can be painful, but it is not the only cause of pain associated with the workings of your mouth and can be easily confused for other illnesses (such as sinusitis) without knowing what to look for. It is important to go to a physician or a TMJ dentist to find out […]

23
November
2015

Children and teens Missing Out on Migraine Treatment

We all have heard of growing pains, but it looks like many teens are facing a different kind of pain, and are mostly being left untreated. A recent study headed by Robert A. Nicholson, the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Mercy Clinic Headache Center & Mercy Health Research in St. Louis took a look at […]

17
November
2015

Open Wide: T-Rex’s Massive Jaw Width

How wide can you open your jaw? Typically humans can open their jaw around 50 mm, with sex and height affecting this a bit. Recently Dr. Stephan Lautenschlager at the University of Bristol has made a discovery about how far open Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus fragilis (a close light-weight relative of the T-rex), and Erlikosaurus andrewsi […]

04
November
2015

App Helps Manage Migraines

There is something about a migraine that makes it stand beyond just a normal headache. It is definitely a unique and painful sensation, one that cripples the sufferer in more ways than one. Smells, sounds, and light all seem to bombard and overwhelm the senses, and triggers vary widely for people so that it is […]

28
October
2015

Why Your Jaw Hurts While Running

There is nothing like running on a fall day to clear your head and keep yourself healthy. Although sometimes there is some pain that comes with driving your body to the limit. Both of our Drs. Collins are triathlon runners and are well aware some of the issues that arise while on a long run. […]

21
October
2015

TMJ Impacts More Than Your Jaw

While many normally associate Temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) with jaw issues, it can impact your life in more ways than you think. We know that TMJ can cause a number of different issues such as migraines, back pain, and nerve damage, but TMJ impacts not only yourself, but how you interact with those you love. Impact […]

14
October
2015

Lower Back Pain Could Lead to Migraines

Physicians are learning new information about migraines every day, and recently there has been some connections made between lower back pain and migraines. This connection highlights the interconnectedness of the body and reminds us how TMJ is capable of causing widespread symptoms despite only being in the jaw. The Study In a recent study published […]

07
October
2015

Fall Pain Fears: Sinusitis or TMJ?

It is that time of year where the leaves change and the air gets cooler. People dig their sweaters from the back of the closet and clutch pumpkin spice lattes as they go about their day. For many people in Spokane and Spokane Valley, it is a great time of year, but for some fall […]

01
October
2015

Lock Jaw: Dangers and Symptoms

Imagine suddenly not being able to open or close your mouth. Communication would be out the window, and not being in control of your mouth can definitely leave you panicked. Lock jaw can come with little to no warning–though it may also be preceded by symptoms like jaw clicking and popping–and can be indicative of […]

23
September
2015

Migraines Linked to Spinal Cord Injury

We think of migraines as being related primarily to our brains, but the truth is that migraines are often related to adverse stimuli from other parts of the nervous system, including the trigeminal nerve. The importance of these external stimuli to migraines was recently confirmed by a large study published in the journal PLOS One […]