Temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly referred to as TMJD or TMJ) is a painful condition that can involve the jaw joints or muscles and can make chewing, yawning and even smiling painful. TMJ can also lead to headache and jaw misalignment.

According to The TMJ Association, 35 million Americans suffer from the disorder.

November is TMJ Awareness Month, and massage therapists can use information about the month to educate the public about the role of massage therapy in alleviating the pain associated with TMJ.

Read a press release about TMJ Awareness Month here.

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