Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (also known as TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull and when this joint is injured or even damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder. Causes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome include injury to the teeth, jaw misalignment, teeth grinding, having poor posture, stress, arthritis and even chewing gum can cause this particular syndrome.

Symptoms that are felt with this joint are the following, popping sounds in ears, headaches, ear pain, locking of the jaw joint, stiff or sore jaw muscles, or even pain in the temple area.

TMJ syndrome often can be treated with home remedies. But if not in some severe cases TMJ syndrome is treated with surgery, when you’re being treated it’s important not to chew gum, massage gently or stretching out your jaw, neck and stress.

The signs and symptoms are all mentioned throughout this article to make sure you know what exactly causes it. It also re-states what remedies can be effective to provide permanent or temporary relief, having trigger point acupuncture can sometimes be helpful and provide temporary relief for your issues.

Key Points:

  • 1Trigeminal neuralgia may be confused with TMJ do to the similarities in symptoms.
  • 2Signs of TMJ may include but are not limited to toothache like pain, clicking and/or popping of the jaw, difficulty chewing, headaches, and ringing in the ears.
  • 3The symptoms of TMJ tend to come and go and seem to be associated lifestyle and/or stress.


Multiple factors contribute to the muscle tightness and dysfunction that characterize this condition.
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