Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
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- Costes Syndrome
- Impostor Disease
- Myofascial Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome
- Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is a general term for a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint. The TMJs are small joints that connect the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull. TMJ dysfunction is characterized by pain of the jaw joint that is made worse during or after eating or yawning. It can cause limited jaw movement and clicks and pops during chewing. In severe cases, pain can radiate into the neck, shoulders and back.
American Chronic Pain Association
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
TMJ Association, Ltd.
PO Box 26770
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770
NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Building 31, Room 2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2290
Bethesda, MD 20892
American Pain Society
4700 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
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