Re: My Ridiculous 6 Year Health Problem: So The Jaw Is Responsible?
Probably lots of dental work, possibly a night guard to prevent bruxism.
Rather than go whole hog and do the joint replacement surgery you could have arthrocentesis of the jaw to "clean" the joint of any debris. This often reduces inflammation considerably.
Other surgical options are disk repositioning or discectomy. If you've heard "popping" noises coming from your jaw, it's likely you have a slipped jaw disc. The discs are made of cartilage and protects where the jaw joint joins the skull.