Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called TMJ, are a group of painful conditions affecting the muscles controlling jaw movement. Fortunately, for most, TMJ pain does not signal a serious problem. Discomfort is occasional, temporary, and goes away with little or no treatment.
Also asked, can TMJ go away on its own?
Most people who have TMJ experience temporary but recurring pain that may go away on its own. However, some cases result in long-term problems. The most common symptoms of TMJ include headache, face pain and aches in and around your ear.
Is TMJ curable?
TMJ May Not be Curable, But it's Treatable. There isn't a cure for TMJ — not yet, at least. TMJ isn't just something you have to live with. There are treatments that can reduce your discomfort, lessen your symptoms, and help prevent worsening damage and pain.
How do you fix TMJ syndrome?
HELP YOURSELF FIRST - REMEMBER LESS IS BEST!
- Moist Heat. Moist heat from a heat pack or a hot water bottle wrapped in a warm, moist towel can improve function and reduce pain.
- Soft Diet.
- Over the-Counter Analgesics.
- Jaw Exercises.
- Relaxation Techniques.
- Side Sleeping.
- Relax Facial Muscles.