The Symptoms of TMJ may include:

  • Jaw, face, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Headaches of varying intensity, especially in the area around the temples
  • Popping, clicking, or grating noises in the jaw joint
  • Deep jaw pain
  • Difficulty opening your mouth, speaking or manipulating the jaw from side to side
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Earache without the presence of infection
  • ‘Glop in the throat’ a sensation of something being stuck that wont go down.
  • Unevenly worn teeth;
  • Twitching of the face or eye muscles;
  • Disordered sleep.
  • Photosensitivity and sensitive to certain sounds
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Trismus (difficulty opening mouth normally)
  • Most people with Tmj will find they grind their teeth at night. Many dentists would consider this to be cause of the TMJ. Knowing what we know about fascia and unwinding it may be more likely that the TMJ is causing the bruxism as the jaw tries to release itself during sleep.