Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
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You may have TMJ Syndrome if you experience the following:
* Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when chewing, speaking or opening the mouth wide.
* Limited ability to open the mouth very wide.
* Jaws that get "stuck" or "locked" in the open or closed mouth position.
* Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth (which may or may not be accompanied by pain).
* Difficulty chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite - as if the upper and lower teeth arew not fitting properly
* Swelling on the side of the face
* Other common symptoms include toothaches, headaches, neck pain, dizziness, as well as earaches and hearing problems.
Massage Therapy is an effective way to treat symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome.