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Approximately 10 million Americans suffer from TMD. Acupuncture may useful treatment options for this painful disorder.
The new criteria for the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) comprise an improved screening tool to help researchers and health professionals more readily differentiate the most common forms of TMD and reach accurate diagnoses that are grounded in supportive scientific evidence, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), a part of the Nati
Since we originally wrote about this topic in 2011,1 there have been some advancements in the literature on temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, or temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).
It has been estimated that 25% of the general population has TMD—a group of pathologies that affect the masticatory muscles (myogenous) and/or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (arthrogenous). Disability related to this disorder also has been found to have a major influence on socioeconomic factors and is associated with decreased employment.
An estimated 75% of Americans will experience symptoms of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJMD) in their lifetime. Article discusses how early treatment is essential for dealing with this potentially chronic pain disorder.
A retrospective study of two groups of patients yields some insight into the relationship of TMD and headaches.
Forward head posture in TMD/facial pain patients—with its attendant craniocervical, neurophysiologic, and arthrokinematic interactions—may be either a causative or aggravating factor in TMD that must be treated. Read about TMD/facial pain and forward head posture.
This article discusses a retrospective study, which examined charts of 445 TMD patients to identify and categorize sites of referred pain.
Article explains how TMJ disorders can sometimes mimic Ernest Syndrome. Often accompanied by other orofacial disorders and capable of mimicking other pain conditions, Ernest Syndrome is often missed or misdiagnosed.
Article discusses how using a hydrostatic oral appliance can help treat head, face, and neck pain in chronic pain patients.
This article discusses TMJ condylar pain from a parapharyngeal space tumor. Located in a complex, rather inaccessible region of the head and neck and lateral to the upper pharynx, a potentially life-threatening tumor in the parapharyngeal space may be overlooked.
This case report found that a unique monomodal treatment protocol (utilizing a passive intra-oral appliance) both verified the diagnosis and provided immediate relief to sympathetically mediated pain suffered by the patient over the previous 10 years.
TMD often coexists with daily or near-daily headache syndromes but is overlooked by many physicians in the history and physical examination.
Article includes a case review of a patient who presented with symptoms of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia as well as TMJ and temporal tendon-related pain symptoms.
Many of the subjective symptoms of pain, stiffness, and crunching sensation in patients with TMJ dysfunction were reduced greater than 50% in 92% of the prolotherapy patients in this study. Learn more about prolotherapy for TMJ patients.