Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurrent headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder, or TMD.
Your temporomandibular joints, or jaw joints, connect your lower jawbone to your skull. As you may imagine, these joints get quite a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.
Symptoms of TMD include:
Should you notice any of these symptoms, let us know! Dr. Azariy Yusupov can help advise you as to whether they indicate the presence of TMD, and what sort of treatment is appropriate for you, if necessary.
If you don’t have any of these symptoms, let’s keep it that way! There are some simple things you can do at home or work to prevent TMD from occurring in your jaw joints: