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Jawbreaker TMJ Book


TMJ, a Journey of Healing, and 12 Lessons Learned

Jill McGuire is a first-time author of a powerful personal narrative whose intention is to share her triumph over an excruciatingly painful jaw issue that began after a routine dentist appointment. What Jill discovered in her quest to find someone to help her was that there is much unknown about the jaw, specifically the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Facial pain, headaches, ear pain, tongue issues, muscle spasms, neck pain, eye pain, an off bite, dizziness and more all can be related to a jaw problem or temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Jill writes about the horror of a mouth guard/orthotic that was constructed for her and how debilitated it left her. Jill talks about what she would do differently knowing what she knows now and highlights 12 lessons learned. She touches on her experience with medical reimbursement and navigating insurance coverage. This book exhibits the inspiration Jill found during her darkest days and how she propelled forward in pursuit of healing a broken mouth.

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Jill was raised in Miami, Florida in a small loving family. At an early age, she developed an interest in health and wellbeing. Jill has been a practicing Occupational Therapist since 1993. She is a first-time author of Jawbreaker: a Journey of Healing and 12 Lessons Learned. Jill is passionate about sharing the story of her battle with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) in hopes of touching others in a similar situation. Jill is a graduate of Miami Dade, Florida State University and Texas Woman's University in Houston Texas.

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