• Anne Taylor

What is TMJ?

Stress, Anxiety, lack of sleep, discomfort, there are many causes and symptoms of TMJ, and I can help to reduce pain and provide aftercare home exercises to help relieve pain.

What is TMJ The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your mandible (lower jaw) to your skull. The joint can be found on both sides of your head in front of your ears. It allows your jaw to open and close, enabling you to speak and eat. This abbreviation has also been used to refer to a group of health problems related to your jaw, but this is becoming more commonly abbreviated as TMD or TMJD to distinguish the temporomandibular joint itself from TMJ disorders. These disorders can cause tenderness at the joint, facial pain, and difficulty moving the joint. What are the symptoms of TMJD? The symptoms of TMJ disorders depend on the severity and cause of your condition. The most common symptom of TMJD is pain in the jaw and surrounding muscles. Other symptoms typically associated with these disorders include: - pain that can be felt in the face or neck - stiffness in the muscles of the jaw - limited movement of the jaw - locking of the jaw clicking or popping sound from the TMJ site - shift in the jaw, changing the way that the upper and lower teeth align