Common symptoms of trauma to the jaw joints include persistent or recurring pain in the jaw
joint area, difficulty or discomfort while chewing or talking, jaw stiffness or locking, clicking or
popping sounds in the jaw joint, headaches, earaches, facial pain or tenderness, toothaches,
and muscle tension in the jaw or face. These symptoms can become chronic and significantly
impact daily activities and quality of life, leading to functional limitations and emotional
Beverly suffered a fall that broke and shattered her jaw joints. The accident severely compromised her ability to eat, causing her to struggle with small food portions and liquids. She was in chronic pain. Snoring and sleep apnea became persistent issues due to the compromised airway, leading to restless nights and constant fatigue. These challenges greatly affected her daily activities, including speaking, chewing, and enjoying meals, leading to frustration and a diminished sense of normalcy in her life.