Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) refers to muscular and joint disorders which effect the Temporomandibular Joint which can cause pain and result in degeneration. More common in females and tends to occur between the ages of 20 and 50.
Teeth grinding, clenching, stiffness of the neck joints, forward head posture, whiplash, dental issues, infections.
Symptoms include facial pain that worsens when the jaw is used. Other symptoms may include:
Restricted mouth opening.
Aching pain near the ear canal but can also refer into the face, neck and shoulders.
Aggravated by awkward neck postures.