Locking The Jaw Joints
If you've been researching TMJ for some time and how to treat it, you've probably found one overall statement from every reliable source:
Nobody knows how to cure TMJ.
The only thing doctors can do is give out strong pain relief medicines or muscle relaxation drugs. There is nothing else they can do.
Little by little, you get immune to the strong pain killers and other short term medications and they'll stop working for you (if they ever did relief your pain in the first place).
Some dentist specialize in TMJ. They put a dental implant in your mouth. It may well be worth getting these implants. They may save you from grinding your teeth at night. But most likely, they won't relief your pain.
So why do TMJ experts fail you?
One of the reason why it has been so difficult to find cure for TMJ, is how complex this condition is. There is probably no single cause for all cases of TMJ. There are rather combinations of several causes. And the causes are probably both physical and emotional.
Intense stress, grief, or anger often trigger TMJ. So can injuries (from a car accident for example).
You may not even have noticed it when you accidentally bumped into something. Few days later, you began to feel this pain in your jaw.
There is often no way of knowing what originally triggered your TMJ.
Okay, that's enough. Lets talk about what we DO KNOW!
What we know for a fact about TMJ is, the jaw joints are always misplaced in some way. It doesn't necessarily have to be complete misplacement (although sometimes it is). Small wrong misplacement can be enough. And the symptoms can be both nerve racking and painful...
... just to name few.
What we also know is that the muscles around the jaw are always tense. Sometimes they're torn a little, sometimes they're sore, but they're always tense. Weak, tense muscles do not support the jaw in the right way and will actually push it out of position, making this big part of the problem.
This is similar to back problems. Most people who suffer from back problems have weak, tense muscles. The back problem may have started by using bad position when working, by minor injury, or something else that didn't seem very serious at the time.
As self defense, the back muscles get tense to avoid the pain. This is unconscious and uncontrollable. That's why you often see people with back problem walk bent. The back pain becomes chronic when, the tension in the back muscles actually push the spine out of place. What was only supposed to be temporarily pain relief has caused serious condition.
I'm telling you this because TMJ develops the same way.
Your TMJ may have began as minor problem like short period of intense feelings or light bump on the jaw. Then as your jaw muscles get more tens and push the jaw out of position, it has developed into a major condition.
This, of course, causes series of problems.
Now the two jaw joints do not cooperate together. They're unbalanced and uncontrollable. It shouldn't really come as surprise that everything gets stuck. The pain is unbearable. It's like begin constantly tortured.
Nerves get squeezed. Either directly by the misplaced jaw or the tense muscles around it. The same nerves lie around the jaw as the ears. The same nerves that control the balance system. That's why you may experience dizziness or lack or balance for example?
There is no isolation when it comes to muscles. All muscles in your body are interconnected. Either directly or through the nerve system. If your jaw muscles get tense, so will all muscles closely connected to it. Most obvious example is your neck and shoulders. I'm sure they've turned into rocks since your TMJ began to develop. Right?
But there are other muscles not as obvious. You may not have noticed all the small muscles in your head. Your throat and eye muscles. Your tongue. Your forehead. There are muscles all over the place and these muscles all get stiff too.
As this tension builds up little by little, you'll begin to feel the secondary symptoms of TMJ. Including...
...plus endless other secondary symptoms, some people experience but others don't.
There is no way to heal your TMJ, unless you loosen up and strengthen all the muscles connected to the jaw and the jaw muscles.
This can be accomplished using easy, yet extremely effective exercises:
1)The jaw exercises strengthen and loosen up the jaw muscles directly. As you practice these exercises, the jaw muscles stops pushing the jaw into wrong position. Instead, it guides the jaw joints into right place and that way heals your TMJ.
2)The tongue is a strong muscle. Many people have lot of tension in this muscle for some reason. It's very important to relies the tension in the tongue, using simple tongue exercises. Remember all muscles are connected. Tension in tongue means tension in jaw and vs.
3)Most people never pay any attention to the muscles around the throat. These muscles play, however, a very important role in your body's function and need to be fit. The throat exercises will do just that. (see secondary throat symptoms).
4)There is almost no separation between the neck and shoulders and jaw muscles. If one is stiff, the others tense up immediately. That makes the neck and shoulder exercises as important as the direct jaw exercises.
5)Don't underestimate the importance of breathing. Lack of oxygen flow to muscles weakens them and makes them stiff. One more contributing factor to TMJ. The breathing exercises inflate your muscles with oxygen, giving them extra boost to heal.
Thousands of people have already used these exercises to permanently cure their TMJ. Considering how complex this condition is, it's amazing how well they work for many people.
But before you celebrate, let me be brutally honest with you.
This will most likely take some time and effort. The exercises take less than 10 minutes a day on the average. But you must commit to them for some period of time. Some people literally get healed over night but that's not the norm.
Your TMJ has been developing for years (even if the symptoms just showed up). So give the training few weeks. Even couple of months.
It will also take some time for your jaw to gain the strain to guide your jaw joints into their healthy, natural position.
The fact remains, this is the only method proven effective to heal TMJ. Nothing else helps!
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Christian Goodman is the founder of The TMJ No More Program (www.tmj-no-more.com). The program has helped thousands of people to cure their TMJ without having to undertake dangerous surgery, dental implant or having to buy and use drugs every day.
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