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Repeated Injections of Botox into the Masseter Muscle... A Longitudinal Study

The authors of this study examined mandibular bone before and after subjects received Botox injections into each masseter muscle. These volunteers were healthy adults (22-48 years old), both male and female, who wanted injections to slim their faces.

Washington Post Article on TMD

The Washington Post recently featured an article on Temporomandibular Disorders. Below is an excerpt from that article and a link to the full story.

Partnering to Improve Chronic Pain Care

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held three meetings this summer with the goal of developing the first public-private partnership (PPP) to develop safe and effective treatments for chronic pain, as well as new treatments for opioid addiction and overdose.

TMJ Patient RoundTable Project: Status Update

The TMJ Association is acting as the catalyst to develop the TMJ Patient RoundTable, a broad initiative to advance the interests of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). It encompasses collaborations with all stakeholders and

Educational Brochures on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

This brochure addresses what are Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs), how COPCs are diagnosed, the complexity of the chronic pain experience, and how to work with your health care provider to develop a treatment plan. It is available by postal ma

Hot & Cold Packs: Most Effective Therapy

  • Sep 22, 2016

In a survey the TMJA conducted of TMD patients, the most frequently used intervention (65% of respondents) was thermal therapy (hot or cold compresses) to the jaw; these were also found by 74% of the respondents to result in a reduction of symptoms. The TMJA was contacted by John Lucas of Caddy Wraps who asked us to share his Face Caddy product with a number of patients for their feedback.

Here is what they had to say...

  • “Positive: Comfortable adjustable Caddy Wrap. Easy to transport when traveling. Negative: Over the years, I have used frozen vegetables directly on my head for pain, so cold packs "not as cold" as what I am use to, when using with fabric wrap. Recently, used cold packs without caddy for head pain, to numb my head. I laid cold pack on my pillow, with my head against cold pack. “ Marsha
  • “My Face Caddy came in handy today as I just got back from appointment with new surgeon." Ellen
  • “I have tried many jaw wraps and can say this one is the best made and most comfortable one so far. The different colors offered also are a plus. I am looking forward to using this during the healing phase of my upcoming surgery in August.” Karen

If you'd like to give the Face Caddy a try, Mr. Lucas has offered to provide our readers with free priority mailing shipping (in the U.S.), which is a $6.99 value. Be sure to enter "TMJA" when ordering online in the coupon code area. The TMJA does not benefit financially from the company or your sales. We thought you might like to know about this tailor made product for TMD discomfort.

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