TMJ Next Generation – an FDA-cleared medical device to treat TMJ disorder available in New York City.

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NYDNRehab clinic introduces an innovative device to help treat TMJ disorder, relieve jaw and neck pains, headaches and migraines.

What is TMJD?

TMJ or the Temporomandibular Joint is a joint that connects the lower jaw bone to the temporal bones of the skull. Thanks to the unique articular disc (a cartilage between the bones) TMJ allows us to effortlessly move the jaw, chew and properly speak.Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a disorder when TMJshifts preventing the jaw from fully opening consequently inflicting a substantial amount of pain. The jaw movement in that case is often accompanied by headaches, ear pain, nerve inflammation, and a clicking or popping sound.

TMJ disorder causes a lot of discomfort and is often ignored by patients or considered to be a dental pain or neck and shoulder pain. That is a very serious misconception, TMJD is a neuromuscular dysfunction and not a dental problem. As the name suggests it is a joint, moreover it is the most used joint in the human body. It is very important to consult a certified conservative care physician before taking any steps to treat the pain.

What causes TMJD and how to treat it?

There are numerous causes for TMJ disorder including arthritis, various head or neck trauma, teeth grinding, muscle imbalance, bad posture and certainly stress. Rarely the cause is in the bite imbalance.

Until recently there hasn’t been a proven method to effectively treat TMJ pains, patients either had to wear a night mouthguard that caused discomfort and couldn’t be worn all day or had to simply wait long weeks or even months until the pain went away. TMJ Next Generation is a unique and innovative device that treats the TMJ pains through the ear canal which is the closest access point to the temporomandibular joint. TMJ Next Generation consists of two small custom made devices that are inserted into the ear canal. These devices are very similar to regular ear buds, but hollow and with no wires attached to them. When inserted they put just the right amount of pressure and support to the TMJ thus reducing strain and allowing the jaw to function correctly. By creating space the device achives better aligment of the joint which results in relaxation of masticatory muscles and more centrated openingband closing of the mouth. Such realigment positively affects cervico-cranial and cranio scapular position.

Another benefit of TMJ Next Generation is that it allows to get to the root cause of the issue. As mentioned earlier the pain can be very broad and some patients don’t even suspect that something is wrong with the TMJ and start looking for problems in other areas like neck or shoulders.

NYDNRehab physicians with over fifteen years of experience providing conservative care for patients with TMJ pain will evaluate your unique situation and come up with the best method to relieve pain and treat the disorder. We possess cutting edge technologies and medical devices to indicate the root cause of an issue and apply the most effective treatment method. If you are experiencing any symptoms of the TMJ Disorder contact clinic at 866-311-5889 or visit website Don’t let pain get in the way of your everyday life.

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