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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD): Symptoms

Do you continually experience chronic pain and have not found the real cause or long-term solution? Do you think you may have TMJ Disorder (TMD)? Below are some common symptoms.

Common Symptoms

The symptoms of TMD can vary widely from one person to the next. The following are just some of the most common symptoms of TMD:

  • Migraines
  • Unexplained headaches
  • Earaches
  • Tinnitus - ringing in the ears
  • Tooth sensitivity/soreness
  • Jaw pain or tightness
  • Limited jaw movement or locking jaw
  • Popping/clicking noises in the jaw
  • Facial pain
  • Shoulder/Neck/Back pain
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and fingers
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Sore and sensitive teeth
  • Grinding teeth
  • Clenching teeth
  • Posture issues
  • Dizziness
With so many symptoms, it's easy to see why TMD is often misdiagnosed. Instead of simply treating the symptoms, it's important to find and treat the cause.

Why TMD Symptoms Occur

TMD is a constant strain on the muscles, joints, tendons and bones of the jaw caused by an uneven bite. This constant strain causes constant tension in the head and other areas of the body due to reduced blood flow. When the jaw is misaligned, people often unintentionally clench their jaw and grind their teeth due to the discomfort. Unfortunately, this only causes more discomfort. The jaw muscles extend from ear to ear, so whenever the jaw is negatively affected, the rest of the face suffers the painful side effects as well.

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