TMD is also called Temporomandibular Dystrophy and Temporomandibular Syndrome. In TMD the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), where the lower jaw joins the skull just in front of the ears, click and are painful, with tenderness in the jaw muscles and limited jaw movement.
Chronic recurrent headaches as well as facial and neck pain are a common occurrence. In addition, people frequently suffer from ear symptoms including pain, ringing, buzzing, loss of hearing or clicking or locking of the jaw which can make chewing, speaking or moving the jaw painful or difficult.
These symptoms are often misdiagnosed as tension headache, migraine or unspecified neuralgia - and when the medications used to treat those conditions don't help, the sufferer is told the problem is psychosomatic.