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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)


Synonyms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Costes Syndrome
  • Impostor Disease
  • Myofascial Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
  • TMJ

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    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.

    Organizations related to Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
    • American Chronic Pain Association
      P.O. Box 850
      Rocklin CA 95677
      Phone #: 916-632-0922
      800 #: 800-533-3231
      e-mail: ACPA@Pacbell.net
      Home page: http://www.theacpa.org
    • American Pain Society
      4700 West Lake Avenue
      Glenview IL 60025-1485
      Phone #: 847-375-4715
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@ampainsoc.org
      Home page: http://www.ampainsoc.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: 301-496-4261
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nidcr@nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/
    • NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
      1 NOHIC Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3500
      Phone #: 301-402-7364
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nohic@nidcr.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nohic.nidcr.nih.gov
    • TMJ Association, Ltd.
      PO Box 26770
      Milwaukee WI 53226-0770
      Phone #: 262-432-0350
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@tmj.org
      Home page: http://www.tmj.org



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