TMJD Syndrome

Fibromyalgia often affects the joints of the body. When a patient is experiencing this type of pain the diagnosis can be Muscular Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJD. TMJD affects the muscles used to chew food and move the scalp, neck, face and shoulders. Muscular TMJD is considered to be a type of fibromyalgia, although you do not have to be diagnosed with FMS in order to suffer from TMJD.

TMJD can be caused by trauma to the associated muscles, sleep disorders, stressful and traumatic events or problems with the neurotransmitters in the brain. Symptoms of TMJD can include pain in the jaw joints, chronic headaches and difficulty opening and closing the mouth.

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