What are the symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction?

The symptoms are diverse and vary from person to person. Common ones include migrain-like headaches, neck or 'tension' headaches. Less common symptoms that may be related to Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction include vertigo, ringing in the ears, and others. All the above symptoms are usually not thought to correlate to the TMJ, but in some cases are the primary result of dysfunction of the TMJ. The common symptoms that many directly relate to the TMJ are popping, clicking, or direct soreness of the joint. Thus one must start to think outside the obvious TMJ 'box' and start seeing how a problem in one area, say the TMJ, can translate to symptoms in other parts of the body. If you are having any of these symptoms or others and you've tried other therapies with out relief, a great next step would be an assessment of your TMJ and discussion of treatment options if warranted.