TMJ Disorder

When I was in junior high and high school I had braces. Four long years …

While wearing braces I developed TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder.

Occasionally in the past 20 or so years it flares up. I can yawn and my jaw will pop. Or trying to tackle too big of a burger can cause discomfort.

There are jaw exercises I can do to ease the pain and discomfort.

My TMJ can also flare up when I am stressed or emotional.

It flared up again on Monday. It’s been an emotional and sad time lately.

My jaw pain gets a little less painful each day. But it is still lingering.

Wow, who knew there was a TMJ support group online? Many admit that stress can cause the TMJ symptoms to be triggered.

The resistance training jaw exercise eases a lot of my pain and discomfort. That’s the one I normally work on with my jaw. I am also occasionally taking Aleve.

I wondered if my TMJ is a cause of the jaw/tooth pressure I get sometimes when I am flying.

Dear Doctor doesn’t mention a connection between the two.

But I found another article that … Continue reading