Many people suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as headaches or migraine.
This pain can be caused by dysfunction of the the jaw joint called the temporomandibular joint and this disorder is referred to as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMD).
The temporomandibular joint is active in chewing and talking. Our jaw joints are the only paired joints in our body. If one side moves the other side will too. Many muscles, nerves and structures are involved to make this movement possible.
If the muscles are no longer working together pain can develop around these joints which can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement. TMD can be caused by bad posture, occlusal misalignment (the way you bite) and trauma like whiplash.