Re: Should you stretch/exercise the jaw when you have a flare up?
I will ask my Chiro about stretches for the neck back. So far he has me doing some on the stability ball for my back to try to straighten my spine but I am pretty limited in what stretches I can do for my low back as it is painful when I try normal stretches. I don't know what is going on back there but I know a "no no" pain when I feel it.
So there are 4 pressure points to treat TMJ. Right above ear, at top of ear, middle of ear by face and below ear by joint -- all of these are by joints. Then at the base of your jaw in the corner area, pressing above that where that muscle is. I do this on both sides and hold for 30 seconds. I did this yesterday, twice. Today my jaw is pretty tight. I feel like it's only making it worse. I will let my dentist know next week if this is NOT getting any better.
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Last edited by Administrator; 04-06-2013 at 10:55 AM.