The jaw or temperomandibular joint (TMJ) is a common source of pain and discomfort for many people. Function is closely linked to the function of the neck, so problems in the neck can lead to jaw problems.
The TMJ may produce local pain, directly over the joint, or alternatively may refer pain to both the neck and the ear.
Chiropractic can be helpful in the management of many TMJ problems. Treatment may involve adjustment, stretches, muscle releases, and rehabilition of the joint itself, as well as a thorough assessment of the cervical spine, as it relates to TMJ function.
Dentition is obviouly also closely linked to jaw function, therefore your chiropractor may recommend co-management with a dentist.