Temporomandibular Joint

Definition of Temporomandibular Joint:

The hinge of the jaw.

Also: TMJ

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Biofeedback

...as a treatment
“...phobia; sexual disorders, including pain with intercourse; sleep problems; spasticity; stammering; spinal cord injuries; stiff neck; stress; TMJ Syndrome; Instructions: Each session generally lasts less than one hour...”

Bruxism

...related topic
“...mouth); facial pain; oversensitive teeth; tense facial and jaw muscles; headaches; dislocation of the jaw; damage to the tooth enamel, exposing the inside of the tooth; a popping or clicking in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ); tongue indentations; damage to the inside of the cheek...”
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Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

...the condition
“...mouth); facial pain; oversensitive teeth; tense facial and jaw muscles; headaches; dislocation of the jaw; damage to the tooth enamel, exposing the inside of the tooth; a popping or clicking in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ); tongue indentations; damage to the inside of the cheek...”

Neurostructural Therapy

...as a treatment
“...Other conditions that usually respond favorably to treatment include: Parkinson's Disease; Multiple Sclerosis ; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder; Fibromyalgia; TMJ Syndrome; Herniated Disks; Seizures;...”

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: It is difficult to diagnose this problem as the pain symptoms often are similar to other conditions such as Myofascial Pain Disorder (MPD), Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) problems, atypical facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, phantom toothache, or headache...”

Prolotherapy

...as a treatment
“...Headaches and TMJ pain often associated with car accidents...”

Tinnitus

...the condition
“...Besides loud noises, other causes include severe head trauma, sinus and respiratory infections, ear infections, wax build-up, high blood cholesterol, TMJ problems, food allergies, certain types of tumors and a long list of other conditions...”
...relationship to TMJ Problems
“...["Tinnitus of TMJ Origin: A Preliminary Report," Vol...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“..."TMJ" stands for temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint...”
...our question about Replacement of missing teeth
“Missing teeth should be replaced in order to prevent shifting and therefore misalignment of the remaining teeth, which can lead to TMJ...”
...relationship to Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome
TMJ disorders occur more often among those with CFS...”
...relationship to Rheumatoid Arthritis
“If the TMJ is affected by rheumatoid arthritis, it is usually one of the last joints involved...”
...relationship to Osteoarthritis
“The TMJ may be affected by osteoarthritis, usually in those over 50 years old...”
...recommendation Prolotherapy
“Prolotherapy regrows tendons and ligaments to strengthen and stabilize overly mobile joints such as the TMJ...”
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Tooth Loss

...relationship to TMJ Problems
“Dental conditions such as a high filling or displaced teeth due to tooth loss can cause TMJ...”

Unresolved Chronic Pain

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: If muscle tone and/or posture changes, and/or scar tissue forms, the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and TMJ changes automatically, and this can cause various chronic symptoms...”
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