TMJ can cause other painful symptoms, such as:
- Chronic headaches
- Ear pain
- Back pain
So, how does your jaw cause pain in the head, neck, face and elsewhere? These symptoms can be brought about by the interconnected network of nerves, muscles and blood vessels around your jaw joints. If this interconnected network is strained, overextended or fatigued by a bite or jaw problem, then pain can be felt in other areas because of the links between your jaw joints and the muscles of your head, neck and face.