TMJ or temporal mandibular joint is the most powerful joint in the human body. This joint connects the jawbone to the skull A misalignment of the jaw can cause many symptoms, some of which are debilitating. There are many nerves that run in close proximity to the TMJ and can be affected with TMJ syndrome.
Some of the common symptoms of TMJ are:
- Severe pain and discomfort that can last days months, or even years.
- Pain and tenderness in the neck, face, shoulder or jaw region.
- Pain upon chewing
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Clicking, popping and grinding in the jaw
Chiropractic can help align the jaw to its proper position and alleviate the symptoms of TMJ syndrome.