The term "TMJ" is the acronym for "TemperoMandibular
Joint". This is the ball and socket joint that allows the lower jaw to
open, close and move sideways when chewing and speaking.
course, has two of them, and they are located about one centimeter in
front of the ears. They are the only joints in the head, and if something
goes wrong with either one of them, you can have real problems.
have pain on opening or closing your mouth, eating and chewing food, and
even speaking. Problems of this nature are what the public generally
associate with the term "TMJ".
Dr. McBride finds that TMJ problems are often related
to a neuro-emotional component (NET), and
to head and birth triauma (Bio-Cranial)