TMJD

Poor, poor Valerie. In addition to her “life-long” headaches, she has also been complaining about her ears feeling funny lately. Apparently this may be related to her Temporomandibular joint (see photo).

According to Dentist-Doctor Kevin “Sweet Mustachio Man” Grace, Val has Temporomandibular joint disorder.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation when talking about the disorder says:

Pain can be felt at the side of the head (the temple), the cheek, the lower jaw, and the teeth…A very common focus of pain is in the ear.

The good news is that with some therapy, Val can learn how to stretch her mouth and close it and maybe get a face massage. With any luck it’ll help her headaches.