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Consider Including the TMJA in Your Financial Planning

We were recently contacted by Tom P. who informed us that he was including The TMJ Association (TMJA), in his financial planning. Tom wrote the following for us to share with our readers:

The Scoop on TMD Pharmaceuticals

Let's say the National Institutes of Health just handed us a multi-million dollar grant to get to the bottom of TMD and find a cure once and for all. I mean, we could start handing out heating pads left and right, but that kind of relief can only get us so far. Whenever I try a different form of therapy or medication, I like to think about the biology, right down to the cellular and molecular level. Why are the cells that make up my jaw region being such jerks?

Join Us AT TMJ Cafe

The TMJ Association is pleased to partner with Inspire to bring you the TMJ Cafe, a free online support network and discussion community for those with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). We invite you to meet others like you, share experiences and tips for getting through the day, and give and receive support.

Sustained and Repeated Mouth Opening Leads to Development of Painful Temporomandibular Disorders Involving Macrophage/Microglia Activation in Mice

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a set of heterogeneous musculoskeletal conditions involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or the masticatory muscles. Up to 33% of the population has had at least one symptom of TMD with 5-10% of them requiring treatment. Common symptoms include limited jaw movement, joint sound, and pain in the orofacial area. Once TMD becomes chronic, it can be debilitating with comorbidities that greatly reduce one's overall quality of life. However, the underlying mechanism of TMD is unclear due to the multicausative nature of the disease.

Prevalence of TMD in Sjӧgren Syndrome Patients

Sjӧgren's Syndrome seems to play a role in temporomandibular joint disorders.

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  • Jun 22, 2014

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Living With TMD

If you have been diagnosed with TMD or know someone who has been, this is an excellent resource to find answers to all of your questions. You'll get a solid introduction to what TMD is and what you can expect if you have one. There are tips on how to find relief when suffering TMJ pain. There is also a comprehensive section that includes links and information on associated conditions that often "overlap" TMD, as well as links and information about books and other websites that contain useful information for TMJD sufferers.

TMJ Community

The TMJA is refocusing their efforts to offer support and advocacy for sufferers of TMJDs and those who support them. You don't have to feel alone. Read and share TMJ stories, contact your senator, and learn how to reach out to others who actually know exactly how you feel. Join the TMJ Community and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Science of TMJ

The TMJA has always sought to find better science to understand the causes of TMD and ultimately, we'd like science to find a cure. To that end, the TMJA has arranged a number of Science Meetings to bring experts in the field together to share their findings and ideas in hopes of furthering TMJ research. Take a look at some of the past Science Meeting agendas, the latest scientific articles and papers concerning TMJ, and learn more about current funding opportunities for science professionals interested in TMJ research.

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We can't change the face of TMJ without you. Make a tax-deductible contribution today! Your donations are used to further research efforts, increase awareness, and maintain our ability to support TMJ sufferers. The TMJA is a nonprofit organization so we rely on your donations to keep our doors open.