Research study finds risk factors for TMJD – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Thousands of Americans this year will be diagnosed with a common disorder of the jaw area.
Kusiak: About maybe 10 million people in the United States have the disorder.
Narrator: Dr. John Kusiak, a program director at the NIH says the condition is called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD.
Kusiak: It's a series of complex disorders that affect the jaw, the muscles, the joint, tissues, and cartilage surrounding the joint. It usually involves pain in that area either upon touching it or with function; that is when you open the jaw you will have pain.
Narrator: For details on TMJD, visit www.nidcr.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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