Poor posture can also be an important factor in TMJ disorders in New York City. For example, holding the head forward while looking at a computer all day strains the muscles of the face and neck.
Other factors that may make TMJ symptoms worse include stress, poor diet, and lack of sleep.
Many people end up having “trigger points.” These are contracted muscles in your jaw, head, and neck. Trigger points can refer pain to other areas, causing a headache, earache, or a toothache.