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TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINTS (TMJ) & DISORDERS

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINTS (TMJ) & DISORDERS on: 2020 Dec 21

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is an entire classification of disorders involving the Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ). The TMJs are essentially the jaw joints. There are found on each side of your head just in front of your ear canals. Like many other joints in the body, they consist of: Muscles that power joint movement, Ligaments that hold the bones together, Cartilage that provides a smooth surface for the bones to move on, A disc that facilitates proper movement of the bones, Elastic tissue that holds the disc in place. When not in alignment, one or more of the above tissues can cause symptoms or pain. In fact, studies suggest that almost one third of everyone at some point experiences TMJ symptoms such as pain with chewing, yawning, or jaw opening. Women seem to have higher incidents of TMJ problems than men and it is estimated that 3-6% of the population would benefit…



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