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The temporal mandibular joint is a joint that can become injured and cause discomfort. TMJ is a term covering acute chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the skull. The disorder can result in substantial pain and impairment. Stress is a primary cause of injury. A large percent of us grind our teeth and clench our jaw unconsciously when feeling anxious or distressed. Over time, the disc in the joint starts weaken causing the jaw to be out of alignment. Symptoms that identify a TMJ disfunction include popping of the jaw, pain, ear aches, headaches, locking of jaw, improper opening and closing of jaw, and neck pain. Reach Health and Wellness in Collegedale has been very successful in treating TMJ problems.