So many of our patients come to us completely frustrated after having endured years of pain with no idea what is causing it. One of the main issues with TMD is that so many of the symptoms are similar to other health problems and often get misdiagnosed or even ignored.
TMD affects each person differently. Some patients only report jaw pain and tension. Some experience headaches and neck pain. You may find that your jaw tends to pop and lock up when you open and close their mouth, or you may even get earaches or numbness in your fingers. Your TMD could be causing any combination of these issues, and if your GP has not been trained to recognize them as possibly the result of TMD, then you will likely not get diagnosed properly until you see a specialist.