Chewing, talking, yawning, yelling—your jaw is almost constantly in motion. The discomfort that stems from a strained temporomandibular joint can throw a wrench in all your daily activities, from eating to sleeping and everything in between. TMD can arise at any time, for seemingly unknown reasons. Depending on a patient's age and circumstances, the treatment can vary widely. Some people will need a mouthguard and some physical therapy; others might benefit most from a change in diet. Surgery is also an option, but only as a last resort. If you’re experiencing discomfort in your jaw or headaches that seem to radiate from right below your ears, these are solvable issues that shouldn’t go unaddressed. A proper diagnosis and a little bit of treatment can have you feeling better in a hurry