tmj-tmd-neuromuscularImagine how you would feel if you experienced pain while chewing, swallowing, speaking or even yawing? Or, consider living with such limited jaw movement that you couldn’t insert a spoon or fork into your mouth.  Many suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) endure these symptoms every day. According to the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, about 75% of the U.S. population experiences symptoms of TMJ during their lifetimes. Marion Blackburn, a freelance and creative writer describes how a simple dental visit resulted in a life changing cycle of pain. Yet, she didn’t let the pain consume her life, and we’ll find out how. Dr. Christian Stohler, dean of Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine, then joins us as a leading expert on TMJ disorder.