Introduction: Jaw conditions


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Jaw conditions: Conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (the jaw).

Jaw conditions: Temporomandibular disorders are conditions in which the temporomandibular joint (the jaw) is damaged and/or the muscles used for chewing and talking become stressed, causing pain. The condition may be the result of a number of factors, such as an injury to the jaw or joint misalignment, and may give rise to a variety of symptoms, most commonly pain in the jaw, face, and/or neck muscles. Physicians reach a diagnosis by listening to the patient's description of the symptoms and by performing a simple examination of the facial muscles and the temporomandibular joint.1

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1. excerpt from Pain - Hope Through Research: NINDS

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