WHY DOES MY JAW HURT AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?

Jaw pain in the form of a temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as “TMD”, is a common injury from a motor vehicle accident. TMD is typically masked by other symptoms, such as neck pain and headaches. TMD symptoms usually appear later than other symptoms and may not be noticed until a few weeks or months after an accident. If you’ve been in a car accident before, you may have experienced symptoms of TMD, but what exactly is TMD?
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