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  • temporomandibular joint disorder


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  • We're an appearance-based society, to a large extent, and "you don't look sick" is a far-too-common statement. talkstowolves has posted about her experiences living with temporomandibular joint dysfunction TMJD, as well as a variety of other conditions.

    seanan_mcguire: Invisible conditions and the hyperkinetic author.

  • Cowley and the other authors concluded that TMJD is a complicated disorder.

    The Seattle Times

  • Of the 1,511 TMJD patients in the survey, 394 had undergone major surgery to treat their symptoms and many of them had undergone multiple surgeries.

    The Seattle Times

  • Many of those other conditions were as much as six times more likely to occur in TMJD patients than individuals who did not have TMJD.

    The Seattle Times

  • While TMJD affects the jaw joint and surrounding tissue, people with the condition also were more likely to have any number of other conditions, including headaches, allergies, depression, fatigue, arthritis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, sleep apnea and gastrointestinal complaints.

    The Seattle Times

  • Jaw joint disorders likely coexist with other conditions, study finds One of the most common and effective treatments for TMJD is hot and cold compresses

    The Seattle Times

  • "A multidisciplinary system approach will be necessary to advance our understanding of this complex disease and a major paradigm shift needs to occur in the way TMJD are viewed in the scientific and clinical communities," they concluded.

    The Seattle Times

  • The report noted that TMJD, which can range from mild jaw pain to intractable pain and jaw dysfunction, affects between 10 million and 36 million Americans, 90 percent of whom are women.

    The Seattle Times

  • However, one of the most common and effective treatments was the use of hot and cold compresses, which was used by 65 percent of TMJD patients.

    The Seattle Times

  • However, many TMJD patients develop significant, long-term problems that cause chronic pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement.

    Health News from Medical News Today


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