The temporomandibular joint is located right beneath the ear, which is a complex system that can be easily disturbed. Another collection of TMJ symptoms are things like tinnitus, ringing in the ears, and vertigo or dizziness. That’s because these systems in the ear govern your general balance. If you’ve ever had a particularly serious ear-infection, then you understand how disruptions in the ear canal can affect your balance.
A misaligned jaw can also create tension in muscles of the head, neck, and back, which is why many TMJ sufferers often complain of back and shoulder pain. Sometimes this pain even manifests as tension headaches, migraine headaches, and even numb or tingling fingers.