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Causes of Jaw Pain

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMD can cause pain in your jaw, face, and head, as well as difficulty chewing, speaking, and opening your mouth wide.

The exact cause of TMD is not fully understood, but there are a number of factors that can contribute to its development, including:

😬 Grinding teeth at night

😁 Clenching of the jaw due to stress

🤐 Tight musculature around the jaw

😷 Injury to the jaw

😶 Structural abnormalities of the jaw

If you are experiencing jaw pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, or more, let us take a look! Chiropractic care is a great way to relieve muscle tightness, joint dysfunction, and other corresponding pain generators associated with the TMJ. Give us a call today at (615)-900-5187 or visit our website at

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