Jaw dysfunction in Temporomandibular joint disorders

Investing correlation of neck disability, jaw dysfunction and muscle tenderness those with and without TMD

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are multifactorial musculoskeletal conditions affecting the muscles of mastication, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated structures. Previous evidence has shown an association between TMD and other structures of the head and neck including the cervical spine and headaches.

The current study established that heightened levels of myofascial tenderness in the upper trapezius and temporalis muscles showed a positive correlation between high levels of jaw and neck dysfunction.


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