Research study finds risk factors for TMJD – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Results of a large, seven-year study on a jaw disorder are revealing risk factors for chronic pain. Dr. John Kusiak, a program director at the NIH says the study is looking for the early signs of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD.
Kusiak: It's important to know that because if you know what the risk factors might be, then there's a much better opportunity to intervene through therapies.
Narrator: Researchers are also concerned with chronic TMJD that can involve not only pain and poor function but also psychological effects that may lead to depression and anxiety. For more 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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