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

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 for temporomandibular joint syndrome

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

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
244
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
125
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
145

Data from patients with temporomandibular joint syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with temporomandibular joint syndrome

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

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporomandibular joint syndrome (3 evaluations)
Side effects
gastric ulcer
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporomandibular joint syndrome (2 evaluations)
Side effects
migraine headaches
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for temporomandibular joint syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with temporomandibular joint syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has temporomandibular joint syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 180 say TMJ syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 121
30s 270
40s 456
50s 465
60s 267
70+ 54
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 359
20-29 years 266
30-39 years 188
40-49 years 105
50-59 years 33
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 110
Female 1525

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1140
Not Diagnosed 88

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