Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the name given the joint where the two jaws meet. A disorder of this joint is called TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) characterized by pain and discomfort in the region. The TMJ is similar to other joints comprising of bone, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. The Temporomandibular Joint connects the mandible (lower jaw) to the temporal bone (upper jaw) in front of the ears on either side.
Symptoms of TMD (Temporomandibular joint Disorder) is facial tension or pain, ear ache, headaches or migraines, neck and sometimes shoulder pain as well, jaw clicking and trouble opening jaws wide.
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