TMJ/TMD causes a multitude of issues -- physically, emotionally, and perspectively.
Physically there's tension and pain. Emotionally there's constant irritation and anger which may result in hyper vigilance. Perspectively life is not safe, risk is everywhere.
TMJ/TMD can be caused by:
Fall on the chin
Punch to the chin or jaw
Dental issues which force chewing on one side
Neck injury which rotates the head to one side
Fall on tailbone which overtime may result in deviated neck alignment
TMJ/TMD often is just part of a set of visible and invisible symptoms. Some of them are anger, depression, tension, PTSD, migraine, neck/shoulder/back pains, past emotional trauma, etc. TMJ/TMD is a baseline stress that needs to be resolved. At Mindfully Centered, we've good success treating TMJ/TMD -- not with needles but understanding and sensitivity in restoring proper alignments.
Love Peace Harmony
-- John Chu 11/26/2019