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Archive for April, 2015

Temporal Mandibular Joint Disease (TMJ)

Temporal Mandibular Joint disease (TMJ) describes acute and chronic dysfunction of the joint between the temporal bone and the mandible. This dysfunction may involve the muscles of mastication, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones, connective tissue, and teeth. Did you know that studies suggest that TMJ dysfunction affects approximately 40% of the U.S. population, with a 4:1 ratio of female to male. People with TMJ dysfunction would commonly experience pain in the head, neck, ear, and jaw regions. Sufferers may notice a reduced ability to open or close their mouth, an asymmetric opening of the mouth or even noisy clicking or popping sounds during meal time. Earaches, headaches are common as well. They may also experience auditory issues such as hearing loss…

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Fun Health Facts
Posted on April 7th, 2015

•One out of every 20 people have an extra rib. •25% of our bones are located in our feet. •A fetus develops fingerprints at 18 weeks. •By age 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds. •During the average human life, the heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times. •Each nostril registers smell a certain way (the right one is more pleasant). •Human teeth are almost as strong as rock. •Fingernails grow 4 times faster than toenails. •We are born with 350 bones but die with only 206. •After age 30, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

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