Are you experiencing painful tension headaches? Or maybe you find your jaw is constantly in pain? If so, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, dysfunction/disorder. This condition is also referred to simply as TMD.
People have two temporomandibular joints—one on each side of their face—that act as hinges, connecting your jawbone to your skull. When these joints are stressed, TMJ dysfunction/disorder may occur.
TMJ dysfunction affects 20 to 30 percent of the adult population. Common symptoms include tension headaches, persistent ...