Originally Posted by seanm
This may sound weird but if I touch my face (esp right side), it makes the jaw pain worse and almost makes it more stiff or something. Anyone else notice this? Also, in pictures my smile sometimes seems crooked or off somehow. Just trying to make sense of this all.
HI---sorry you have all this going on. I have pretty bad muscular spasms in my face as well. Actually, you can break these up by locating the point where the pain is the most intense, and pushing on it or masaging that location really does help. You have to to this until the pain and muscle spasm subsides, just learn to breath into it. It's unfortunately one of the nasty symptoms we get from tmj. Try to limit stress, caffeine, and maybe think about getting a massage for spasms. Once you decide on treatment, you probably need physical therapy and chiropractic, massage treaments to get well. (preferrably an ATlas ORthoganist Chiropracter) Take care, Jill.