What is TMD?
TMD is a shortened term for Temperomandibular Joint Disorder.
Your lower jaw is formed by a bone called your mandible. This bone forms a joint with your skull one on both sides called your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). They are found just in front of your ears. These joints allow you to open and close your mouth.
Dysfunction and/or misalignment of the TMJ can lead to discomfort, and may cause symptoms such as jaw pain, difficulty chewing, clicking/locking of the jaw, aching facial or ear pain.
When you develop jaw pain sometimes it is referred to as temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
Read on to discover how Stillpoint osteopaths and our team of health professionals work collaboratively to get to the cause of your pain, and achieve the best results for you.