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TMJ flare

Jul 21, 2015 2:18 PM

Got up yesterday with ear pain. Got up today with lower left jaw teeth hurting, along with the ear pain. I've used numbing ointment on my gums and teeth & voltaren gel on my left jaw. Nothing is helping this TMJ flare up. My left ear is hurting. My last 2 teeth hurt & throb. My jaw hurts with the lightest touch. I've tried everything but I've because I'm not tolerating cold right now. I don't know what else to try. 😢 Suggestions appreciated! 🙏🌼

Jul 21, 2015 7:09 PM

Maybe try a neck massage? If those muscles are tight they can make tmj way worse. Hope you find relief soon

Jul 21, 2015 8:15 PM

TENS machine right below where neck meets body. Also icy/hot on my jaw helps.

Jul 21, 2015 10:20 PM

I'll try the TENS unit tomorrow. Massage isn't helping. I can barely stand to touch one finger to the joint.

Jul 21, 2015 11:20 PM

Also when my TMJ flares I have to eat only soft food for a few days. I'm sure you knew that though.

Jul 21, 2015 11:29 PM

A chiropractor is a great idea. I get a therapeutic massage and then he realigns me

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