The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the hinge-like joint that connects your jaw bones to the temporal bones in front of each ear. If this joint becomes misaligned or functions improperly, it can lead to a number of varied and painful symptoms. Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) can be particularly difficult to diagnose since the symptoms can be incredibly varied and different between people. Symptoms can include:


  • Severe clenching of the teeth
  • Bruxism (grinding of teeth while stressed or overnight)
  • Headaches with symptoms that resemble sinus, cluster or migraine headaches
  • Extreme sensitivity of the scalp and head
  • Buzzing or ringing in the ears
  • Pain in the ear that resembles infection
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Frequent pain or pressure behind the eyes
  • Inability to open the jaw completely
  • Tightness or soreness of the jaw
  • Clicking or popping when opening and closing the jaw
  • Constant pain in the temporomandibular jaw joint
  • Limited lateral movement of the jaw
  • Pain, tightness and/or limited mobility of the neck
  • Pain, tightness and/or limited mobility of the upper/lower back

Once diagnosed, there are a variety of treatment options that can be explored. Dependent upon the severity of the symptoms, we often collaborate with a variety of specialists in other medical disciplines (physiotherapists, chiropractors, cranio/mandibular specialists or massage therapists) to offer a comprehensive solution to the root cause as opposed to temporarily masking the symptoms.