Ray of Light Acupuncture, P.C. NANA EFREM M.S. BOARD CERTIFIED LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST
Temporomandibular joint disorders occur due to problems with the jaw, jaw joint and the surrounding facial muscles that are responsible for moving the jaw and controlling chewing. TMJ’s cause is not exactly clear, but it is believed that an injury to the jaw, temporomandibular joint, or muscles of the head and neck may result in TMJ.
Symptoms: Common symptoms of TMJ are pain or tenderness in the face, difficulty chewing, swelling on the side of the face, a tired feeling in the face, limited ability to open the mouth, jaw that gets stuck in an open-or-closed mouth position.