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The TMJ Association is pleased to partner with Inspire to bring you the TMJ Cafe, a free online support network and discussion community for those with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). We invite you to meet others like you, share experiences and tips for getting through the day, and give and receive support.

Sustained and Repeated Mouth Opening Leads to Development of Painful Temporomandibular Disorders Involving Macrophage/Microglia Activation in Mice

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a set of heterogeneous musculoskeletal conditions involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or the masticatory muscles. Up to 33% of the population has had at least one symptom of TMD with 5-10% of them requiring treatment. Common symptoms include limited jaw movement, joint sound, and pain in the orofacial area. Once TMD becomes chronic, it can be debilitating with comorbidities that greatly reduce one's overall quality of life. However, the underlying mechanism of TMD is unclear due to the multicausative nature of the disease.

Prevalence of TMD in Sjӧgren Syndrome Patients

Sjӧgren's Syndrome seems to play a role in temporomandibular joint disorders.

Early Molecular Response and Microanatomical Changes in the Masseter Muscle and Mandibular Head After Botulinum Toxin Intervention in Adult Mice

The Botox-injected masseters had greatly increased expression of genes involved in muscle atrophy at the 1 week time point compared to the control side muscles. At the end of the study, 2 weeks after injection, the Botox-injected masseters were about 20% smaller than the control side masseters, and the Botox-side condyles had lost about 40% of relative bone area compared to the control side condyles.

Centralized Pain in TMD: Is It All in the Head?

We are pleased to introduce Sophia Stone, a new contributor to The TMJ Association, whose passion is to separate TMD fact from TMD fiction. Sophia has a background in medicine and research and can draw on her personal experience as a TMD patient.

TMJ COMMUNITY - A NEW HOPE

  • May 22, 2018

Since we launched our renewed efforts at www.TMJ.org, our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages have seen a steady increase in the numbers and variety of people visiting the site(s). It's great to see that there are new faces out there coming to us in these new ways and sharing their experiences and strength with the rest of the community.

For over 25 years we've been so focused on those individuals that were directly suffering, supporting them, informing them, fighting for them - that we did not spend much time on the rest of the picture.

Our hope is that everyone that visits the site or our social media sites will become part of the TMJ Community. You don't have to suffer from these disorders yourself to empathize and support those that do. Friends, family members, co-workers and managers: everyone has a role in supporting sufferers and demanding effective research and treatments for TMJ disorders.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS SECTION

 TMJ Community - A New Hope
TMJ Support Community
The Voices of TMJ
What TMJ Patients Want
Patient Bill of Rights
TMJ Advocacy
TMJA Publications
The TMJ Association, Ltd.
 

In Treating TMJ

To view or order a free booklet about TMJ Disorders, visit the National Institutes of Health website.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Office of Research on Women's Health