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Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) « Chiropractic, Nutrition, Natural Wellness & Health in Walnut Creek
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Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ)

TMJ disorders refer to a complex and poorly understood set of conditions, manifested by pain the the area of the jaw and associated muscles and limitations in the ability to make the normal movements of speech, facial expression, eating, chewing, and swallowing. Conditions that routinely affect other joints in the body, such as arthritis and trauma, also affect the TM joint.

TMJ patients experience one or more of the following: facial pain, pain in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues, including the ear jaw locking open or closed limited opening or inability to open the mouth comfortably headaches bite that feels uncomfortable, “off”, or as if it is continually changing neck, shoulder and back pain swelling on the side of the face.