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  • TMJ Jaw Pain

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    Mar 29 TMJ Pain better help Pillow Best prevent shifts perfectly Sleep memory Foam pain Body moves Do you suffer from TMJ pain? Is the pain sometimes so intense, that it is impossible to find a comfortable sleeping position. (TMJ) reacts from the joint where the mandible (the lower jaw) joins the temporal bone of the skull, immediately in front of the ear on each side of your head. A small disc of cartilage separates the bones, much like in the knee joint, so that the mandible may slide easily; each time you chew you move it. But you also move it every time you talk and each time you swallow (every three minutes or so). It is, therefore, one of the most frequently used of all joints of the body and one of the most complex. To accommodate such forces and to prevent too much wear and tear, the cartilage between the mandible and skull normally provides a smooth surface, over which the joint can freely slide with minimal friction. However, most people that suffer from TMJ pain is a result of displacement of the cartilage disc that causes pressure and stretching of the associated sensory nerves. If you habitually clench, grit, or grind your teeth, you increase the wear on the cartilage lining of the joint. Chewing gum, Stress, teeth that do not fit together properly (improper bite), malpositioned jaws, and arthritis, can also lead to TMJ pain. Some symptoms are: * Ear pain * Sore jaw muscles * Temple and cheek pain * Jaw popping and clicking * Locking of the Jaw

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