See the latest news and information about TMJ and related issues that's reported in the medical and scientific literature.
The issue of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain after auto injuries is a complex and controversial issue.
Research has shown temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) to be associated with high estrogen levels and temporomandibular joint lesions. Adolescence increases females' estrogen levels, while contact sports have been found to increase joint lesions. Recently, a team of researchers sought to determine whether female teenage athletes have more TMD symptoms than non-athletes.
A low level of serotonin (S-5-HT) has been associated with fibromyalgia (FM) in previous studies, and some researchers believe may be a causative factor in chronic pain. The authors of this current study compared the levels of serotonin between chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain subjects, FM patients, and healthy controls to determine if there was a relationship.
The issue of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) injury after whiplash is a complex and controversial one. Medical studies show that a significant number of patients report the incidence of TMJ pain, while engineering studies designed to examined the motions of the jaw during collisions fail to show any excessive movements or forces on the temporomandibular joint.
Few published studies have investigated the effect of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) and motor vehicle accidents. Since a correlation between the etiology of TMDs and trauma from vehicle accidents is controversial and undetermined, the researchers evaluated 50 files of patients with post-vehicle accident TMD.