CMD: When jaw problems become back pain – and how to recognize it

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The human body is complex. For us that means the cause and effect of certain problems don’t always make sense, nor are they always obvious. Case in point: Some back pain can come from the jaw. This is the result of what’s known as problems with the joint in your jaw or misaligned teeth. The technical term for this is craniomandibular dysfunction, or CMD for short. Beyond back pain, the possible symptoms of CMD are grinding your teeth, toothaches and headaches, as well as tinnitus. Pain in your jaw joints or sore muscles that you use to chew can also be common. You may also hear clicking noises…

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