What is TMJ Disorder?

There are two temporomandibular joints paired, one on each side of the head, located just in front of the ears. The abbreviation “TMJ” literally refers to the joint, but is often used to refer to any disorder or symptom of this region.images (4)

Many TMJ-related symptoms are caused by the effects of the physical and emotional stress on the structures around the joint. These structures include: cartilage disk at the joint muscles of the jaw, face and neck ligaments, blood vessels and nerves near teeth