Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) Overview:
What is it?
For the vast majority of people, TMD (tempromandibular joint disorders, commonly known as just TMJ) is a downward spiral of increasing tightness and pain. Due to a variety of possible factors, the muscles in and around the jaw, head, and neck all tighten.
This causes you to chronically contract the muscles of the jaw, which creates pain and joint movement dysfunction. Symptoms of dynamic jaw clenching, grinding, and tension ultimately creates more pain and tightness and advances the cycle of dysfunction of the TMJ joint.