Pam , How are you honey, Stillhope posted some great questions, i think a repositioning splint should be able to help you , What did the tmj specialists say you needed however?
Hey still hope the heatpack i use is just one my mum brought from like a grocery shop i think it has some sort of rice in it and is like blue.. im so shocking at explaining but they are like worth $6.00 and a life saver on helping my muscles relax so i can alot of times have a good nights rest! When i used to have bone on bone throughout the whole of 2007 ( what a night mare it was
) and no splint therapy the heat pack didn't help me one bit however since the displacement was fixed last year with the splints the heatpack feels like heaven .. thats why i think its muscular, but i believe displacements should always be corrected if you have pain.
If someone doesn't have pain and a displacement i wouldn't bother because its only really when pain occurs when theres a massive problem hey .. i think why fix something which doesn't hurt but yeah look in you're grocery shops and just ask can i have a heatpack the when you sleep just rest it under you're jaw, leave the heatpack in the microwave for around a minute... i remember in my displacement disk days i used to scold my skin with the hotness of the heatpac as the ears were that excruciating
Now i just make it really warm and rest it under my jaw. i actually have two heat packs , in real bad times i heat both up and sleep on my back resting them both on my jaws.. but since the displacement has ended and no bone on bone , the severity of the earaches has reduced however its still consistent pain. Any ideas?
Thanks for listening and i hope i helped, Much Love