Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder refers to a cluster of conditions characterized by pain in the TMJ or its surrounding tissues.1 TMJ conditions are common in the adult population and up to 75 percent of adults show at least one sign of joint dysfunction on examination and as many as one third have at least one symptom.2,3
The TMJ is a synovial joint that contains an articular disk, which allows for hinge and sliding movements. This complex combination of movements allows for painless and efficient chewing, swallowing, and speaking. There is some evidence to suggest that anxiety, stress, and other emotional disturbances may exacerbate TMJ disorders. Common symptoms of TMJ disorders include jaw pain, limited or painful jaw movements, headache, neck pain or stiffness, clicking ... View More
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