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Stay away from foods that require a lot of chewing.
Don't chew gum. This only makes the muscles work harder.
Suck on hard candy.
Hold your fist under your chin, and slightly open your
jaw and resist with your fist, for a few seconds. Do this several times a day.
Slightly open your mouth and let your jaw hang loose to relax it.
Ice is good for the pain, warm moist cloths are good to relax the muscles.
My chiropractor used to put the small stem pads on my tmj area.
She also would manually put my jaw back in place. (That is not something that should be done often.)
My chiro. also takes care of my neck and shoulders.
You should lay down and rest your neck 1/2 hr. during the day.
It's a good time to put on the head phones, and close your eyes.
As your listening to the relaxing music, breathing deeply, slowly
tell each and every part of your body to relax.
Mindy in NY
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Thanks Mindy - I plan to try it all! I haven't chewed gum in years because of the tmj but the funny thing is I dream very regularly that I am chewing gum and it gets stuck in my teeth and I spend hours trying to pull it all out. Isn't that weird? I see a muscular therapist occasionally to help with my pain and Friday she is going to work on my jaw muscles - they are so sore I feel bruised. Maybe that will help. I haven't tried ice so I'll do that today. Morgan is now in school all day and I have Cory(3) go to her room for 1 hour for rest time so I can get a little peace.
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Mindy, thanks for the info especially re the gum. I have meige now and my jaws are starting to bother me some--been chewing gum to calm the meige but I'll switch to the candy or whatever. I also have a chiro
who helps with neck and shoulders. Joanne M. San Diego, CA