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Goose33

891d

My jaw has been locked from TMJ for about six months now. My doctor said to just wait it out and it will get better on its own, but nothing seems to help. Ive tried cutting out gum/crunchy/chewy foods, massaging it, using hot/cold packs, etc,. and nothing seems to work. In the past when my jaw locked it would get better after a few days but for some reason that isn’t the case now. I can only open it 1/4 of the way. Any advice?

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    • Emmy1997

      888d

      You can actually get botox injections for TMJ. Botox injections usually cost $15

    • Emmy1997

      888d

      You can actually get botox injections for TMJ. Botox injections usually cost $15

    • SeaStar

      889d

      When my jaw locks, I have to slowly open and close it multiple times and it unlocks itself. Of course everyone is different, but I agree with the chiropractor comment. I’d def give that a try!

    • Niki_madeline

      889d

      I second PT. Hopefully your local physical therapy center has laser therapy, that’s been really helpful for my jaw. I hope you have a properly fitting mouth guard and are using a hot pack before bed?

    • Goose33

      891d

      thank you all for your advice, i can’t wait to try it out :))

    • HottyMcThotty

      891d

      Physical therapy helped my jaw so much. I had tried everything, but there was nothing like physical therapy

    • Margot

      891d

      I have been seeing a physical therapist who specializes in TMJ and actually helps by giving me exercises to do and massages the muscles. He did a full exam on me to see what was causing the issue. Might be worth trying to find

    • SupermomAli

      891d

      Do TMJ excerise on YouTube it really helps me

    • Rosie_Posey

      891d

      My biggest recommendation would be to consult a chiropractor, mine works wonders for me when I feel my jaw lock or pop out of where it should be

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