TMJ Symptoms

The Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

The symptoms of TMJ disorder can be quite debilitating. TMJ ailments can lead to much more than just jaw pain. Intense headaches, neck and back pain, and blurry vision are only a few of the TMJ symptoms.

We will break down the symptoms of TMJ disorder for you here by the body parts most affected. While your symptoms may differ from other TMJ sufferers there’s a good chance one of the characteristics of your TMJ disorder are listed below.

Facial Discomfort

  • Cheek muscles are constantly sore
  • Trouble controlling tongue movements
  • Trouble controlling jaw movements
  • Jaw joint continually aches
  • Limited ability to open mouth
  • Incorrect bite when teeth come together
  • Constant “clicking” or “popping” noise in the jaw
  • Pain to the greater facial region

Ear Discomfort

  • General ear pain for 50% of sufferers
  • Constant ringing or “whooshing” sounds
  • Lack of functional hearing abilities
  • Clogged and itchy ears
  • Issues with balance

Eye Difficulties

  • Vision is blurry
  • Pain above, below, and behind eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Pressure builds up behind the eyes
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Eyes water constantly

Throat Problems

  • Swallowing is painful
  • Throat area is tight
  • Sore throat, similar to precursor of a cold
  • Laryngitis

Teeth Issues

  • Bruxism, especially at night
  • Horrific tooth pain
  • Teeth are overly sensitive

Head Pain

  • Over 80% of sufferers complain about headache
  • Migraines
  • Extreme pain in the forehead region
  • Extreme pain towards the back of the head
  • Scalp is sensitive to the touch

Neck and Shoulder Pain

  • Shoulders feel sore
  • Upper and lower back stiffness
  • Partial or total loss of feeling in the arms and fingers
  • Occasional numbness in the limbs

As a TMJ sufferer, you may have already found out that the symptoms can be quite disheartening. If you are suffering from any of the above ailments – and even those not on the list – then it may be time to investigate home remedy cures that are a much safer alternative to surgery and expensive medications.There’s no reason for you to suffer from the symptoms of TMJ disorder any longer.