TMJ And Difficulty In Chewing And Swallowing
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:
There is no real cure for 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.
All these medicines fail. Even if they reduce the pain a little for a while in the beginning, they'll stop working little by little as your body gets immune to them.
Your dentists may try his best to help you by making a dental implant. These implants are mostly meant to save your teeth from grinding down. It is not a permanent cure and usually doesn't relief the pain, although it may be well worth it to save your teeth.
So why has science failed you?
You can't really blame them tough.
TMJ is one of the most complex conditions you'll ever find.
Every TMJ patient has different original causes for his or her condition. And not only one cause or accident. There are probably several contributing factors causing your pain. 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.
Lets look at the bright site: what do we 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...
...are just few obvious symptoms. You may have some or all of them. Or non at all. Like I said, this is very complicated condition.
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.
The same thing happens when people suffering back problems. The back muscles are weak and tense. The problem may have begun by putting too much strain on the back or working in a wrong position. Or it may have begun with a small injury that didn't seem so bad 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.
It's no different with TMJ. Something that probably began as minor problem (maybe small bump on the jaw or period of intense feelings) is now becoming serious problem as the jaw muscles push on the jaw joints.
This is the beginning of series of other 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?
No muscle is an island. They're all connected, either directly or through the nerve system. If your jaw muscles get stiff, all the other muscles around it will tense up too. You've probably experienced your shoulders and neck become more tense, as your TMJ has grown worse. This is only one example.
You may not have noticed how all the small muscles in your head (including the throat muscles, tongue, and eyes) have more tension in them now than they did before. This is serious.
As this tension builds up little by little, you'll begin to feel the secondary symptoms of TMJ. Including...
...and hundreds of other secondary symptoms, you may or may not have experienced your self.
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 done using simple, jet very powerful exercises:
1)The jaw exercises are self explained. They strengthen and loosen up the jaw muscles directly, so the muscles will not push the jaw joint out of place but guide them into right position.
2)The tongue exercises, loosen up the tongue muscle. Even healthy people have too much tension in their tongue. People who suffer from TMJ are way off balance there.
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)The neck and shoulder muscles are directly connected to the Jaw muscles. These muscles are usually the first one to freeze when the jaw muscles get stiff. They can, however, easily be put back into regular function using powerful neck and shoulder exercises.
5)The breathing exercises will nurture and loosen up all the muscles in your head. What's more, they'll will also relief any emotional stress built up in your muscles. You'll be amazed how effective they're.
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 get your hope to high, I'm going to be brutally honest...
You won't be totally pain free over night (although it's amazing how quickly these exercises sometimes work). It will take some time to reverse the tension that has been building up in your muscles for long time (even before you noticed any symptoms.
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!
Do you want to learn more about these exercises and try some of them for free? If so, follow this link to cure TMJ permanently...
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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