A common problem affecting the jaw joint is called temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD), where the jaw joint does not open or close correctly.
pain - usually a dull ache in and around the ear, cheek bone or neck
headache, especially in the morning
jaw joint clicking -
Pain can be caused by the ligaments and muscles surrounding the jaw tightening up.
Alternatively the ligaments may become loose, so that the disc of cartilage no longer stays between the jaw bone and the skull when the joint is moved. This may make a noise, either when the disc clicks forward after the mouth is opened or clicks back into place when it is closed. The noise may seem louder to you because the joint is close to the ear. Jaw locking is also caused by the disc slipping and getting stuck out of place.
Techniques commonly referred to as cranial osteopathic techniques are effective in balancing the area and returning the tissues t and function to the status quo.
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