Now I don’t know exactly what this is off the top of my primitive male brain but I can tell you that it
refers to a complex and poorly understood set of conditions that can cause pain in the area of the jaw joint and associated muscles and/or problems using the jaw. Both or just one of the TM joints may be affected. TMJDs can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow, make facial expressions, and even breathe.
My friend lives in pain. This serves as a reminder to an increasingly arrogant 26-year-old that the more one learns, the more there is to learn. Mind you that this sort of knowledge can be listed as “one of those things of the world that I wish was not existent to learn”. That is in all honesty. Now that I know what it is, I can do nothing about it. It is good that I have a path to actually learn more about this and not simply, eternally claim ignorance.
Although it feels like I was going to go further than this but I cannot remember how.
As it is, it has not prevented my friend from having even more adventures that I have experienced.