The jaw or temperomandibular joint (TMJ) is a common source of jaw and discomfort for many people. Function is closely linked to the function of the neck, so problems in the neck can lead to jaw pain.
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 neck, as it relates to TMJ function.
The teeth are also closely linked to jaw function, therefore your chiropractor may recommend that you see your dentist.