Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ disorders) are conditions that have an effect on the chewing muscles and joints connecting the lower jaw and skull.
Our body consists of two similar temporomandibular joints placed on each side of the head which are located right in front of the ears.
There are many symptoms related to the disorder that can be caused as an effect of physical stress on the structures located around the joint. These structures include:
In many cases the cause of TMJ disorders is not known. However, in some cases the causes cannot be proven. These causes can be:
Bad posture can also contribute to the development of the condition. for examples of you keep your head holding forward while working on a computer all day can have negative effect on the muscles of face and neck.
Besides, these other factors like stress, poor diet, and sleeplessness can also cause TMJ disorders.
The symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
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