(Temporo-Mandibular Jaw disorder)
is also known as TMD. TMJ is as complexly painful as its name. Imagine being unable to talk or eat due to excoriating pain in jaws, ear, neck, or head. Imagine being unable to identify where exactly you are feeling the pain. Even if the exact spot of the problem is identified, you do not know why you feel this stingy pain. This is how it feels to be suffering from TMJ Disorder. It has such a drastic effect on your everyday life activities by destroying your quality of life.
What’s TMJ where TMD spurs?
TMJ is the joint which joins each side of your face jaw with the skull. The muscles, ligaments, and the bone itself provide support to the joint. Better feel it than know it. Keep your fingers in front of your ears and open your mouth to feel TMJ. This is the joint which aids you in eating, talking, chewing, and yawning. A simple function of chewing requires 50 pairs of muscles and multiple nerves to complete the action. Therefore, the movement of TMJ for tiny functions may affect the other muscles. That is why TMJ complex makeup and its complicated tissues and joint system make it difficult for the patient to identify the pain.