If you have pain in your jaw, chronic headaches, and trouble opening and closing your mouth, you might have TMJ. Visiting your dentist and a physiotherapy clinic can help with the pain and it’s important that you treat jaw issues before they get worse. What is TMJ? TMJ, also knowns as TMD, is an ailment that affects the temporomandibular joints. These joints are found on each side of the head and work in tandem with the muscles, ligaments, discs and bones that allow us to chew, speak, laugh and yawn. What causes TMJ? Usually, TMJ occurs in people (mostly women) between the ages of 20-40. There are numerous causes of TMJ such as clenching or grinding your teeth; sustaining an injury to your neck, head and jaw; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; and stress. What are the symptoms? The symptoms of TMJ are difficulty chewing, speaking or opening your mouth.You may…

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