Proper tongue position / swallowing?
I think its sort of weird that I even have this problem but I think it is a direct result of the tightness in my jaw muscles.. I've basically forgotten what the natural tongue position is as well as how to swallow properly, when I swallow now it seems like it sends too much of a sort of spasm through my jaw muscles on the sides of my face. I went to a physical therapist and she told me to put the tongue right above my teeth with suction to hold it there, this is feeling more natural the more I do it but I still have some problems with swallowing.
When I am around other people, talking it gets a lot worse and gives me anxiety since I have to think about when I swallow and try to do it what I feel is the correct way, its really draining mentally and I need to figure out a way to fix this.
Anyways, I am wondering if anyone knows of some free resources on the internet that have information on correcting tongue position / swallowing as I would like to try to correct this on my own rather than going to physical therapy which is expensive and it seems they can only do so much since you have to practice a lot on your own anyways to correct things.
Last edited by caliguy; 05-05-2007 at 08:23 PM.