What is muscular disturbance?
Muscular disturbance plays a major role in Temporomandibular (TMJ) joint dysfunction. In many cases of TMJ syndrome, inflammation and muscle spasm occurs give rise to pain, inability to open the mouth wide(trismus), and in sever cases, jaw lock. TMJ joint dysfunction is a term to describe a collection of signs and symptoms pertaining to the Temporomandibular joint degneration and/or the disturbance of the muscle of mastications. Patient most often referred to these symptom as clicking, crepitus, tinitus, headache pains for a period of time, sore muscle and jaw. Occasionally, these symptoms come and go, and may be disappear after a while. This “silent stage” may be a precursor to the more serious joint degeneration, or just part of the adaptation which the joint-occlusion-muscle complex adapt to operate at the satisfactory threshold, borderline level. Nevertheless, patient will almost always benefit from early intervention in order to avoid possible joint degeneration. In many cases, symptom can be relieved or reduced greatly with treatment.