Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Constant Pain: What is TMJ/TMD?

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are widely viewed as a symptom complex (problems arise from several causes rather than one specific event or issue) and are largely treatable with home care or specialist intervention. Symptoms can arise from problems with various parts of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or the connected nerves and muscles of the jaw. If you think you may suffer from TMD/TMJ, take our TMD/TMJ quiz to rate your symptoms. Known causes include: Constant grinding or clenching of your teeth, often attributed to stress, which can put a lot of pressure on the joint over time. Trauma of the jaw, joint, or facial muscles including injuries from whiplash or a […]

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