Did you know that 30%-40% of adults suffer from migraines, jaw pain, headache, neck pain, and shoulder pain? The good news … these symptoms can be reversed. The majority of jaw and facial pain is a direct symptom of TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction). TMD is often referred to as “TMJ” incorrectly which references the temporomandibular joint itself. It is estimated that as many as 60 million Americans, about 30% of the US population suffers from TMD. TMD affects four times as many women as men, and it is most often a problem for those in their thirties and forties.
What You Should Know About TMD
Simply put, TMD represents the range of disorders of the jaw muscles AND of the temporomandibular joint(TMJ) – the hinge at the side of the head that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull.