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Fibromyalgia is one of the overlapping pain conditions with TMD. This article appeared in Fibromyalgia News Today on January 15, 2018. A new study suggests a hyperreactive brain network may be the underlying cause of chronic pain in fibromyalgia.

Dry Eye Linked to Chronic Overlapping Pain in Veteran Population

There may be a correlation between dry eye and chronic pain in the US military veteran population as is evident by a recent study. Ocular pain was most strongly associated with headaches, tension headaches, migraines, temporomandibular joint disorders, pelvic pain, central pain syndrome, and fibromyalgia in the veteran patient population.

Patients in Los Angeles or New York City Needed for Clinical Study - Comparative Study of Women Considering or Currently Receiving Botox© Injections for TMJ Pain

Are you a woman with "TMJ" pain in facial muscles, who has either: a. recently had Botox© injections for your pain or b. not had Botox© for your pain but has thought about such treatment? If either is true for you, you may qualify for an observational research study centrally administered by the NYU College of Dentistry. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this study is to understand potential health risks that may be caused by treating "TMJ pain" with Botox© injections.

Why Head and Face Pain Cause More Suffering

Hate headaches? The distress you feel is not all in your -- well, head. People consistently rate pain of the head, face, eyeballs, ears and teeth as more disruptive, and more emotionally draining, than pain elsewhere in the body.

Migraine and Coronary Artery Disease: A Genetic Connection

There has long been as association between migraine headaches and vascular (blood vessel) dysfunction of some kind, underscored by epidemiological studies and other research. New evidence for a genetic connection now comes from the analysis of several large data sets of each condition based on Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS).

Primary Temporomandibular Disorders and Comorbid Conditions

  • Mar 2, 2017

Vassil Svechtarov, Savina Nencheva-Svechtarova, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia, Scripta Scientifica Medicinae Dentalis, vol.2, No2, 2016, pp 28-32.

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the distribution of the most common comorbid conditions associated with chronic temporomandibular disorders, and the pharmacological agents which play an integral role in the overall management of temporomandibular joint disorders.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 23 articles are included in this comprehensive review of the relevant studies on common comorbid conditions related to temporomandibular disorders. This review provides summarized clinical and online platform based analyses focused on the five most common comorbid conditions and their relevant pharmacological therapy.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The majority of the studies show that comorbid conditions may include fibromyalgia, systemic myofascial pain and chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic headaches, migraine, heart arrhythmias, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, lower back pain, sleep disorders- insomnia, autoimmune diseases, sleep apnea, noises and irritation in the ear, vulvodynia and mental disorders. The top comorbid conditions reported from people with TMJ syndrome, regardless of status are: anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue and pain.

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