TMJ AND SLEEP THERAPY IN MONTANA
What is TMJ and TMD?
TMJ refers to Temporomandibular Joint pain, while TMD refers to Temporomandibular Joint dysfunctions. TMJ pain is one of the conditions most frequently identified by patients. This is a very real condition caused by disturbances in the action of the jaw.
Some patients experience TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) pain and dysfunctions (TMD), some experience primary headaches (known as migraines, tension and cluster) while others may have facial neuralgias, musculoskeletal pain, or a combination of all.
Research has shown that many factors may lead to this disorder. It can occur by itself or be a part of a more complex problem. We believe that there is usually more than one factor responsible.
Symptoms of TMJ and TMD
- Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw, neck, shoulders, and in or around the ear.
- Trouble opening your mouth wide.
- Locked or stuck jaw.
- Popping sounds in your jaw joint when opening or closing your mouth.
- Facial swelling.