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What causes face and jaw pain in fibromyalgia patients?

Although less common than other coexisting conditions, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) develops in about one-quarter of fibromyalgia patients. It's not entirely clear why, although stress may be a culprit. It causes people to clench and grind their teeth and may lead to spasms in the muscles of the jaw.

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