Jaw Pain / TMJ
The TMJ is the Temporo Mandibular Joint. This is where your jaw bone (mandible) meets your temporal bone (your temple) of the skull. The joint is unique in that is the only one to join to another identical joint through one bone.
Possible symptoms can include pain or discomfort over the joint, side of the face or ear, a feeling of clicking or popping, a feeling of locking or difficulty opening or closing your mouth, headaches, face or neck pain.
Clients have often seen their GP and / or dentist previously and sometimes given a splint which can be helpful or a hindrance.
• Pain is often due to the joint not functioning well. This can lead to the joint and its soft tissues (including the disc structures) coming under stress, which causes pain.