Posts in TMJ



TMJ muscle series: Masseter

June 3, 2021 TMJ 0

The masseter muscle is the most famous of the muscles of mastication.  Its primary job is to elevate and protrude (stick out) the mandible.  However, it is such a big muscle that some of its fibers protrude the jaw while

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Whiplash and TMJ

March 4, 2021 Motor Vehicle Accident, TMJ 0

Whiplash in the neck from a car accident is usually paired with temporomandibular joint injuries (TMJ).  It was found that 95% of people with neck whiplash (cervical hyperextension/hyperflexion injuries) from a car accident also had TMJ abnormalities.  MRI’s were taken

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Masks and TMJ

February 25, 2021 TMJ 0

Don’t get me wrong I am an avid mask wearer for COVID protection.  I have no problem with wearing a mask to keep myself safe and those around me safe.  So please don’t use this blog as an excuse to

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