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Temporomandibular disorder or TMD ( the joint which connects the lower jaw bone to the skull ) affects more than 10 percent of Americans. It is, in fact, the second-most common pain-causing muscular and skeletal condition in the US. Now, there is a new supplemental therapy that teaches a patient to cope with his pain and reduce it. This can save people a lot of expenses and related problems.

Biopsychosocial intervention for temporomandibular disorder
a. This therapy teaches patients to manage their pain.
b. It helps stave off potential chronic pain.
c. It is a cost effective method of managing pain.
d. This therapy is based on a combination of coping techniques and tips on controlling stress-related bodily functions.
e. The trial results are highly encouraging.
f. This is a six-week program that teaches patients about mind-body relationship, the body's reaction to stress and relaxation training in everyday settings.
g. Patients are given instruction on biofeedback to teach a person to control functions that are usually considered involuntary.
h. The trial therapy was offered to patients at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas

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