TMJ CONDITIONS

 TMJ Conditions

Symptoms emanating from the TMJ and its associated structures are quite common and are frequently sources of considerable functional disability. Therefore, following osteopathic principles, it is important to consider the structure and functional inter-relation between the structures of the head, neck, TMJ and the body as a whole, thereby diagnosing more accurately various mechanical, pathological and somatic dysfunctions and implementing appropriate treatment and management plan.

Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include:
  • Neck pain
  • Pain around the TMJ area (especially in the morning)
  • Headaches (commonly in the morning)
  • Clicking sounds upon opening or during eating
  • Headaches lasting for days
  • TMJ locking at times
  • Upper neck stiffness