The temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. This joint is in the front of the ears and can easily be located by opening and closing your mouth and feeling the joint with your fingers. When there is a problem with this joint, the muscles or the ligaments around the joint, the condition is known as TMJ or TMJ disorder.
When your TMJ becomes damaged or the surrounding muscles become stressed, you experience jaw pain. Within the temorormandibular joint there are moving pars that allow the upper jaw to close on the lower jaw (biting, chewing, talking and yawning). This is one of the most used joints in the body so having pain in this location doesn't go unnoticed.
Temporomandibular Disorders fall into one of these three main categories:
We provide services for the relief of jaw pain in the following towns and cities. Visit the particular page of the clinic nearest you to speak with a ProEx therapist, today.