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Everything you need to know about TMJ

Everything you need to know about TMJ

by Yenny (SU)
You’ve perhaps heard the shorthand term TMJ before. Your sister has it, your coworker says she has it, but you’re not quite sure how it’s different than a painful jaw issue, or what TMJ exactly stands for. Here are all the questions you may have about TMJ – which is short for temporomandibular joint disorder.

 Treating TMJ

Treating TMJ

by Stephanie Meadows
The Temporomandibular joint, also known as your jaw joint or TMJ, is one of the most complex joints in the body, as it is controlled by a structure of muscles, ligaments, and soft tissue. The temporomandibular joints along with your jaw muscles make it possible for you to open and close your mouth. The human jaw is very powerful, able to exert anywhere from 170 to 275 pounds of pressure! When you experience jaw pain or movement, it may not be properly aligned.

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