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How common is temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ)?

By some estimates, temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ) is fairly common, affecting more than 10 million people in the U.S. You may be more likely to get TMJ if you have rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia. Women are affected more often than men. Most people with TMJ are between the ages of 20 and 40.

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders are quite common. It is estimated that between 10 and 35 million Americans suffer from TMJ. Statistics indicate that women are impacted by TMJ more often than men.

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How are temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease and dystonia related?
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Two joints and several jaw muscles make it possible to open and close the mouth. They work together ...
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What is temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ)?
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Any problem that prevents the complex TM joint system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from wo...
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