Friday, January 16, 2009

Blogging for selfish reasons today...

Does anyone know what can be done about TMJ?  After seeing doctors, dentists, chiropractors and a "TMJ Specialist"  (it turns out there are no actual recognized specialists in the field), I have hit a roadblock.  I have the typical popping noise and all kinds of pain in the joint as well as through my shoulder and back.  It's awesome.  And I have no idea what to do next.  The TMJ Association (www.tmj.org) seems to be the most trustworthy source (maybe I am biased toward the .orgs), but unfortunately explains that there is nothing really I can do but eat soft foods, ice my jaw and try not to yawn.  Just thought that I would see if anyone out there had any suggestions.   

The TMJ Association did a great job with their Search Engine Optimization, very high ranking when you google TMJ.  There, the post has some relevancy.  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I came across your post from a tweet from one of your friends on twitter (@alihooper).

I've had TMJ for years, and probably like you, I spent hundreds in doctor visits, chiropractor, etc... I even got a $500 nightguard that I chewed on for a week before making it completely useless (that's how bad i was clenching).

Finally, a chiropractor told me to check out the TMJ Help Program by Katherine Page (www.tmj-help.org).

I had a look at the site and thought it was some kind of scam but I bought the ebook anyways. The ebook is full of exercises to relax the jaw, neck, shoulders, etc...

I've been doing this for over a month and I've never felt that good for years! I'm not completely cured but I feel so much better. No more neck pain, no more shoulder pain, no more clenching at tnight. My jaw still hurts from time to time but it goes away quickly by doing 2-3 exercises.

If I keep going this way, I'm sure that my next month, I will be back to normal. Definitely worth the $40!

columbus imPRessions said...

thanks so much! i will definitely look into it (: