What is TMJ?
First, we’ll start with an obvious one. What is TMJ? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It’s the joint connecting your mandible (jaw) to your skull. It sits just below your ears on either side of your head. When you experience pain in one of these joints, it’s called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), but many people simply call it TMJ.
Your jaw joint can become displaced, which causes your pain. You might feel pain in your jaw, ears, head, face, neck, and shoulders, as well as other symptoms such as jaw popping or clicking, ear ringing, tingling fingers, and vertigo or dizziness.