Temporomandibular joint disc dislocation

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What is temporomandibular joint disc dislocation?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located in front of the ear and allows the lower jaw to move. TMJ becomes dislocated when the ball of the joint (condyle) moves too far and gets stuck and can't move back into place.

Common symptoms reported by people with temporomandibular joint disc dislocation

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with temporomandibular joint disc dislocation

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Actiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with temporomandibular joint disc dislocation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with temporomandibular joint disc dislocation

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporomandibular joint disc dislocation (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Actiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
confusion dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporomandibular joint disc dislocation (1 evaluation)
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with temporomandibular joint disc dislocation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has temporomandibular joint disc dislocation on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 13
40s 22
50s 21
60s 9
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 12
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 71

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 42
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from temporomandibular joint disc dislocation patients who have completed their condition history
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