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Jaw Problem

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 5, 2007
  • 01:19 AM

I've been curious about a jaw problem that I've had for quite a long time now. Jaw problems run in the family, but none of us have been able to truly get rid of them. For one, I think it's possible that I grind my teeth at night, seeing as this jaw problem seems to be based around muscles. My grandmother, who was a nurse in her time, believes it to be a problem in which the jaw muscles are tightened due to stress or jaw clenching and grinding of teeth and the joint therefore pops out of place when the mouth is opened. It sort of works for me.

This problem is not at all painful, and is sometimes worse and sometimes better. Sometimes it locks for less than a few seconds, but it is rare and happens usually under stressful situations such as on a day with a lack of sleep. Lately I've been having less sleep due to certain responsibilites, and I've noticed that it's worse more often. Also, if I eat something very hot, it clenches up more and pops more when I open my mouth. It seems almost like its dislocated but I'm not sure - when I open my mouth it sort of pops once or twice and moves from one side to the next. It doesn't seem out of place when it's closed or open, but something that happens when I open it makes it pop.

Also, it happened very painlessly one day. I simply moved my head to one side, slowly, and it made a loud pop noise. Nothing happened at first, so it wasn't like it was dislocated right at once, but later that evening I noticed the popping when I opened my mouth while eating cereal.

What could this be?

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  • I suggest finding a practitioner - not a dentist - who knows how to work on the muscles inside your mouth. Good deep massage inside can greatly relieve the muscle pain and stiffness. Call around to local LMTs and DCs to see if they know about and have done this work previously. I have used it on patients and on myself for a good number of years with good success.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It sounds like your experiencing temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). My mother has this and had a severe problem with grinding her teeth at night and her jaw popping out of place. See an ENT, they will know the appropriate tests to do. Here is a link for more information; including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/temporomandibular_joint_tmj_syndrome/article_em.htm
    nettyaa 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • You have TMJ.See a dentist and tell him the symptoms. He will give you a mouth guard to wear at night. If that desn't improvethings there are one or two other options. I have it too, itis miserable. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I've been curious about a jaw problem that I've had for quite a long time now. Jaw problems run in the family, but none of us have been able to truly get rid of them. For one, I think it's possible that I grind my teeth at night, seeing as this jaw problem seems to be based around muscles. My grandmother, who was a nurse in her time, believes it to be a problem in which the jaw muscles are tightened due to stress or jaw clenching and grinding of teeth and the joint therefore pops out of place when the mouth is opened. It sort of works for me. This problem is not at all painful, and is sometimes worse and sometimes better. Sometimes it locks for less than a few seconds, but it is rare and happens usually under stressful situations such as on a day with a lack of sleep. Lately I've been having less sleep due to certain responsibilites, and I've noticed that it's worse more often. Also, if I eat something very hot, it clenches up more and pops more when I open my mouth. It seems almost like its dislocated but I'm not sure - when I open my mouth it sort of pops once or twice and moves from one side to the next. It doesn't seem out of place when it's closed or open, but something that happens when I open it makes it pop.Also, it happened very painlessly one day. I simply moved my head to one side, slowly, and it made a loud pop noise. Nothing happened at first, so it wasn't like it was dislocated right at once, but later that evening I noticed the popping when I opened my mouth while eating cereal.What could this be?Allergies- people who get as many vaccines as a nurse get all kind of freak corruptions of the immune system and then pass it along in her mutated dna to the offsprings.certain elements, heat, foods might be specific triggers- even your own body chemistry (stress response) can be an allergen.Best thing is to try NAET- get yourself evaluated with NAET and see how many things are triggers. NAET.comI was allergic to calcium and I used to have swelling of my jaw. It would get painful and stiff. It would hurt down to the bone.I don't have that problem anymore- actually, I don't have any health problems, not even colds...Best.FRUI.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • The NAET/Bioset therapy will be the only thing to help. Eatafruit is right. You will not regret it. I am a nurse and have been for 5 treatments. My symptoms are 80% better than they were before the treatments.Wishing you well...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
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