The Jaw Joint (Temporomandibular Joints - TMJ)
These joints, located just under and forward of the ears, are an often unsuspected cause of neck and facial pain and headache. TMJ problems are often poorly diagnosed and quite often are simply related to muscular imbalances in the jaw that can be relatively easily resolved by chiropractic. In some circumstances it is important for the chiropractor to work in close conjunction with your dentist.
If you feel tension around your jaw, you have a “clicky” jaw or suffer from any pain in the neck and jaw area it is good to have this assessed by your chiropractor. Interestingly, it seems slightly more common in females than males and often begins in early teenage years.