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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

Study Highlights TMD Evidence and Current Practice Gaps

The TMJ Association has long championed the need for strong evidence-based demonstrations of the safety and efficacy of TMD diagnostics and treatments. Sad to say, as the following journal article indicates, even among a network of research-oriented practices, dental providers are still resorting to such TMD treatments as occlusal adjustments in which teeth are irreversibly moved, ground down, or in other ways altered, a treatment for which there is no scientific evidence of efficacy.

Beware of Ticks and Lyme Disease

We are currently in the peak season for Lyme disease. Each year at this time we highlight this topic because we have heard from a number of patients over the years who were misdiagnosed and underwent unnecessary TMD treatments when they actually had Lyme

#*!"@!**! ... May Help Your Pain... and Improve Strength!

Our headline is adopting the comic strip convention of using symbols to denote swear words because we are intrigued by a report that swearing may have some health benefits.

Predictors of Opioid Efficacy for Chronic Pain Patients

Opioids are increasingly used for treatment of chronic pain. However, they are only effective in a subset of patients and have multiple side effects. Thus, studies using biomarkers for response are highly warranted.

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  • Jun 22, 2014

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Living With TMD

If you have been diagnosed with TMD or know someone who has been, this is an excellent resource to find answers to all of your questions. You'll get a solid introduction to what TMD is and what you can expect if you have one. There are tips on how to find relief when suffering TMJ pain. There is also a comprehensive section that includes links and information on associated conditions that often "overlap" TMD, as well as links and information about books and other websites that contain useful information for TMJD sufferers.

TMJ Community

The TMJA is refocusing their efforts to offer support and advocacy for sufferers of TMJDs and those who support them. You don't have to feel alone. Read and share TMJ stories, contact your senator, and learn how to reach out to others who actually know exactly how you feel. Join the TMJ Community and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Science of TMJ

The TMJA has always sought to find better science to understand the causes of TMD and ultimately, we'd like science to find a cure. To that end, the TMJA has arranged a number of Science Meetings to bring experts in the field together to share their findings and ideas in hopes of furthering TMJ research. Take a look at some of the past Science Meeting agendas, the latest scientific articles and papers concerning TMJ, and learn more about current funding opportunities for science professionals interested in TMJ research.

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