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Old 05-04-2003, 03:04 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried using this? It's a spray that you spray on your jaw and it numbs the area for a little while. I went to a doctor who sprayed it on my face and it did help reduce the pain a little that day, but I read online that it's harmful, can change the color of your skin, and can cause cancer. it's a vapocoolant. they use it in refrigerators.
let me know if you know anything about it.

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Old 05-04-2003, 04:49 PM   #2
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I believe they use vapocoolant to "spray and stretch" your jaw. It's meant to numb the muscles while producing the stretch. I don't believe it's meant to be used on a daily basis.


Old 05-04-2003, 05:44 PM   #3
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Hi Crystal,
thanks for replying. The doctor told me he could give me a prescription and that I could use it every day to numb the pain, like when I get home at the end of the day. I was so excited because it was the first time in a long time that my jaw didn't hurt as much. Now, a few days later, the pain is excruciating again but it helped for a day or two. I'd never heard another doctor mention it. so, you're saying it's not something that is used for treatment? The doctor said they use it in physical therapy.

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