Jaw Pain Exercises-Tips For Pain Relief
Does your jaw hurt pretty much all the time, no matter what you do or when you do it? Not only can this type of pain get very old, very quickly, it can also lead to other more serious health issues. Many people suffer from TMJ which affects the joints of the jaw, but you may be able to find relief with some jaw pain exercises. Sometimes keeping the jaw loose can help alleviate some problems.
When you are in that much pain all you are about is getting relief. There are many things that might be able to help. Doctors and dentists will often prescribe things like mouth guards to keep you from grinding your teeth while you sleep or over the counter or prescription pain medication which does nothing to fix the problem, it only relieves the symptoms.
Many patients get little to no relief from their symptoms with these traditional methods of treatment and are left disappointed, in pain and frustrated.
Mouth guards and pain relievers are short term fixes at best. What may provide a longer term and more permanent fix are doing jaw pain exercises.
Stretching, strengthening or massaging can help alleviate the pain in your jaw. Your doctor, dentist or even your chiropractor can no doubt help you find the right exercises for you. They will help you get stronger so your jaw doesn't get pushed out of shape. Keeping these muscles strong can really make a difference.
Many people have reported getting permanent relief after just a few days of doing the exercises. Of course, the results you get may not be quite so impressive, everyone is different. But for a lot of people who are willing to spend the time (around 10 minutes or so everyday) they have proven to be the answer they were looking for. It is a much better alternative to having to take medications or sleep with a mouth guard in your mouth.
Another thing that may be able to provide you with some relief is stress relief. Stress is a very common reason for grinding teeth at night so anything you can do to de-stress will be good not only for your jaw pain but for your overall health as well.
Chamomile tea or a warm bath or shower right before bed might help you relax so you get a better nights sleep and can wake up without a sore jaw. Stop watching t.v. in bed right before you go to sleep and for crying out loud, don't watch the news before you go to bed, that is enough to stress anyone out.
sometimes a different type of pillow can help you stop grinding your teeth while you sleep. Again, ask your doctor or chiropractor for a recommendation. All of these things are easy to try and might just help you out. Give it a shot.
Talk to your doctor or dentist about using jaw pain exercises to help relieve your jaw, neck and shoulder pain. It can be a simple, non invasive solution to a very painful problem.