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Patients Front and Center at the 2018 TMJ Patient-Led RoundTable

It is still all too fresh in the minds of many patients. Fifty years ago, between the 1970s and 1980s, some 10,000 TMJ patients received Vitek jaw implant devices.

Funding Opportunities now available for the NIH Common Fund’s Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures program

The NIH Common Fund's Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures program aims to understand the biological characteristics underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain and what makes some people susceptible and others resilient to the development of chronic pain.

Opportunity to Voice Your Opinion: U.S. Government Officials Want To Hear from Patients with Pain

FDA Public Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Chronic Pain On July 9, 2018, FDA hosted a public meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Chronic Pain. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/15/2018-10284/patient-focused-

Consider Including the TMJA in Your Financial Planning

We were recently contacted by Tom P. who informed us that he was including The TMJ Association (TMJA), in his financial planning. Tom wrote the following for us to share with our readers:

The Scoop on TMD Pharmaceuticals

Let's say the National Institutes of Health just handed us a multi-million dollar grant to get to the bottom of TMD and find a cure once and for all. I mean, we could start handing out heating pads left and right, but that kind of relief can only get us so far. Whenever I try a different form of therapy or medication, I like to think about the biology, right down to the cellular and molecular level. Why are the cells that make up my jaw region being such jerks?

LIVING WITH TMD - A LIFELONG CHALLENGE

  • Jun 18, 2014

Living with TMJ disorders is a lifelong challenge for many sufferers. For many, primarily women, the constant disruption caused by the symptoms of this disorder deeply affect quality of life.  Constant pain and dysfunction coupled with dubious treatments and a lack of medical recognition has pushed many sufferers into the margins.

Our hope is that the information on our website will be useful in learning about and seeking effective treatment for TMJ Disorders.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS SECTION

 Living with TMJ Disorders - A Lifelong Challenge
TMD Basics
Help Yourself First
Diagnosing Your TMD
TMD Treatments
Cost of TMD
Health Care Provider Checklist
Association Conditions
Additional TMJ Resources