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The Difference Between the J and D – Find Out What For

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Although similar in abbreviation, the two are vastly different in definition. You may know and refer to jaw pain as Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). The “J” in this indicates joint, the hinge connecting your jaw to the bones of your skull allowing you to talk, chew, and yawn. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is the more correctly in reference to the problem or issue with your jaw and the muscles. The “D” in this term identifies the discomfort, symptoms, and treatment options associated with the disorder. Clicking, popping, sticking, and tenderness in the jaw joint area all common with TMD. Find out from Dr. Brianna Hoffarth what causes TMD and how physical therapy can help. Give a listen as she shares insight, muscle work, strength exercises, and more.

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