TMJD Snake

TMJD (sometimes simply TMD), or temporomandibular joint disorder, is more commonly known as "ow shit damn motheraksdjfadfa."

As snakes do not seem to have the same problem, one seemed the appropriately ironic choice for a meme.

September 6, 2013 12:42 am
The availability of soft food once you leave the house is inversely proportional to how much you have to do that day.

The availability of soft food once you leave the house is inversely proportional to how much you have to do that day.

September 4, 2013 11:01 am
Thanks, but no thanks.

Thanks, but no thanks.

September 3, 2013 8:45 pm
Craaaaaaackle.

Craaaaaaackle.

3:11 pm
No, I haven’t.

No, I haven’t.

April 17, 2013 4:38 am

Hey Guys!

sosuretokeepyoudreaming:

I’m currently working on a research paper about TMJ disorder and the effectiveness of certain treatments for one of my college classes. I’m interested in this topic because I have recently began experiencing symptoms myself, and I would really like to know more about other’s experiences with TMJ. I would be really thankful if someone who is also experiencing these symptoms, and preferably someone who has undergone surgery as a treatment, would take some time to fill out this short survey please. If you do, please reply to this post.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RLMF7DP

I’m in no way affiliated with the original poster, but here’s a signal boost in case any of you would like to help out! (And good luck on your paper, OP!)

October 15, 2012 2:34 am

pizzaforpresident:

spacefuneral:

this book im reading just said “you’re now aware your jaw has weight and required effort to hold up” and im all kinds of pissed off

thanks for sharing, asshole

A quick hello from Brokejaw Mountain — sorry that I’ve been neglecting this little place, I’ll try to pick up the pace ASAP and this quote seemed like the perfect way to do it.

(Source: kairoseijuro, via latetothepointofknowledge)

September 1, 2012 1:55 am
If it hurts too much to stretch, but the stretch in question will help it stop hurting…  Oops?

If it hurts too much to stretch, but the stretch in question will help it stop hurting… Oops?

August 27, 2012 1:00 am
TMD is different for everyone.  It has different triggers, it can flare up for a variety of reasons, and there’s a whole pool of symptoms that vary from person to person.  It causes different degrees of damage, and not everyone will respond to the same treatment with the same degree of success or failure.  You might hear those horrible crunches and scrapes your whole life without ever having your jaw lock or pop, or surgery might allow you a full range of motion but every day’s a migraine and a half.  Or anything and everything in between.Not even experts have reached the same conclusions about TMD, it seems.  I spoke with one doctor who claimed that suturing a displaced disc back into place was a great idea, while a second argued that it was a horrible solution that would actually hinder recovery.It’s for this exact reason that I worry about answering some of your questions and might be slow/unresponsive in some cases.  If doctors can’t even agree, how can I guarantee that I’m any help at all?  Trust your gut first, a professional second, reputable medical websites third, and a humor blog fourth fifth eighteenth.  And if any advice makes you uncomfortable — even sound advice from one of those sources with actual medical backgrounds — it’s okay to take a few steps back and see if you can get another opinion.  It’s your mouth.  You’re the one who has to be comfortable with what’s being done (or not done, for that matter).
TMD is different for everyone. It has different triggers, it can flare up for a variety of reasons, and there’s a whole pool of symptoms that vary from person to person. It causes different degrees of damage, and not everyone will respond to the same treatment with the same degree of success or failure. You might hear those horrible crunches and scrapes your whole life without ever having your jaw lock or pop, or surgery might allow you a full range of motion but every day’s a migraine and a half. Or anything and everything in between.

Not even experts have reached the same conclusions about TMD, it seems. I spoke with one doctor who claimed that suturing a displaced disc back into place was a great idea, while a second argued that it was a horrible solution that would actually hinder recovery.

It’s for this exact reason that I worry about answering some of your questions and might be slow/unresponsive in some cases. If doctors can’t even agree, how can I guarantee that I’m any help at all? Trust your gut first, a professional second, reputable medical websites third, and a humor blog fourth fifth eighteenth. And if any advice makes you uncomfortable — even sound advice from one of those sources with actual medical backgrounds — it’s okay to take a few steps back and see if you can get another opinion. It’s your mouth. You’re the one who has to be comfortable with what’s being done (or not done, for that matter).
August 20, 2012 3:48 pm
Coping strategies.

Coping strategies.

August 16, 2012 1:57 am