We found 5 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept CIGNA PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Mathew Lefkowitz, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
185 Montague Street; Suite 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mathew Lefkowitz, who practices in Woodmere, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Lefkowitz honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Université Libre de Bruxelles. Dr. Lefkowitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Stephen Jay Marra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
447 Atlantic Avenue; 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Marra is an ear, nose and throat specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Marra's clinical interests include thyroid problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and facial pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marra accepts. Dr. Marra obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Marra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Majid Jamali
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
42 Broadway; Suite #1501
New York, NY
 

Dr. Majid Jamali specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Jamali's training includes a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: chin implants, dental implant surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jamali is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jamali is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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John S McIntyre
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1 Hanson Place, Suite 705; Suite 705
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. John McIntyre practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brooklyn, NY. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McIntyre include dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. McIntyre's residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Kimberly Ann Sackheim, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
240 E 38th Street; Floor 15
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Sackheim is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. She works in New York, NY. Dr. Sackheim is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: hip pain, ACL injury, and botox injection. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sackheim takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, the little round joint that lies in front of your ear between the temporal bone (your cheek bone) and the mandible (your lower jaw.) Often people use the acronym “TMJ” to refer to temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder - that is, pain and stiffness in this joint and the muscles around it.

TMJ can cause a wide variety of symptoms related to the movement of the jaw. They can include earaches, headaches, an inability to open the mouth very far, painful clicking or popping noises when chewing or talking, and stiffness or pain in the jaw, face, or neck. Sometimes TMJ symptoms seem to go in cycles, getting better or going away for a while only to come back again. Symptoms can be mild and not very bothersome, or so persistent and painful as to be almost debilitating.

There can be many potential causes of TMJ. An injury or trauma to the jaw, arthritis, or grinding the teeth can all contribute to TMJ. The temporomandibular joint contains a small disc of cartilage that allows it to move smoothly, and this disc can become dislocated or torn. Sometimes the cause is unknown. There are no standard tests for TMJ, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Mild cases of TMJ may benefit from self-care such as eating soft foods, practicing stress management techniques, and applying ice packs to the jaw. NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, can be purchased without a prescription and work to reduce pain and inflammation. Some dentists and occupational therapists can suggest stretching techniques for the jaw which may help relieve stiffness. More serious cases may require a form of splinting called a stabilization splint or bite plate, which helps reduce pressure on the joint. Extreme cases may benefit from arthroscopic surgery on the joint.
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