Temporomandibular joint syndrome

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What is temporomandibular joint syndrome?

Temporomandibular joint disorder includes several subtypes involving the mandibular joint of the jaw. It results in dysfunction or limitations in motion causing significant pain and impairment. The 3 variants of TMJ include muscle disorders, joint derangement, and degenerative joint disorders.

Common symptoms reported by people with temporomandibular joint syndrome

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

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Treatments taken by people for temporomandibular joint syndrome

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Compare treatments taken by people with temporomandibular joint syndrome

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Who has temporomandibular joint syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 199 say TMJ syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 75
30s 258
40s 432
50s 485
60s 338
70+ 86
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 358
20-29 years 272
30-39 years 191
40-49 years 105
50-59 years 34
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 118
Female 1559

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1148
Not Diagnosed 88

These charts show data from TMJ syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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