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 with temporomandibular joint syndrome

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (9) depressed mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
10
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7) anxious mood (3)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (5) temporomandibular joint syndrome (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (3)

Data from patients with temporomandibular joint syndrome, who reported starting treatments within 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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog burning sensation 7 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (13)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness hyperactivity
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (9) depressed mood (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps nausea
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (7) anxious mood (3)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
temporary increased pain tiredness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5) temporomandibular joint syndrome (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
feeling hot/overheating hallucinations 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7) depressed mood (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 127
30s 282
40s 454
50s 442
60s 255
70+ 45
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 356
20-29 years 266
30-39 years 187
40-49 years 104
50-59 years 32
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 107
Female 1500

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1129
Not Diagnosed 88

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