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Can you tell me some of the PT exercises for the forward head and posture? Also I really think I have TMJ. After I had my wisdom teeth out 10 years ago my jaw would lock, especially in the morning. Now it's fine, but I always open my mouth carefully so it doesn't open wrong, if that makes sense.
[QUOTE=tallguy;4730979]Can you tell me some of the PT exercises for the forward head and posture? Also I really think I have TMJ. After I had my wisdom teeth out 10 years ago my jaw would lock, especially in the morning. Now it's fine, but I always open my mouth carefully so it doesn't open wrong, if that makes sense.[/QUOTE]

No prob - do these stretches ever 2 or 3 hours (dont miss - even at work) - she also does a bunch of stuff to me that we could never do on our own

1) stand on wall with butt and shoulders on wall feet forward head leaning back against wall. Slowly lower chin towards chest keeping head back on wall... slowly... hold stretch for 5 seconds and do this 10 times (you will know this is working b/c you will feel the tension on your back and lower back)... dont cheat and move your shoulder or butt off of the wall
2) Relax head, use right hand to gradually pull head to right shoulder (be easy) hold for 5 secs, do the same the other way... 10 times 5 sec holds
3) put fingers below ears on side of head and push very hard and pull down - deep massage on main joint muscke in jaw... do 10 times... push hard
4) put index and thumb fingers in mounth between front two teeth, bottom and top... and the open fingers to force jaw open... do this slowly and gradually work up to more and more open. Hold the open position for 5 second 10 times
5) Put right and left index finger on back bottom teeth and push down and hold/// relax jaw when doing this so your fingers do all the work. Hold position for 5 second for 10 times
6) every night and any other time you can do it.. put heat pack on jaw and muscle around your temple.. you can buy these microwave packs at pharmacy

Next week she is then starting me on strenthening exercises to add to this stretch regimen - - also, while expensive, for some people I am told that a bite appliance can be worn at night to relieve pressure on jaw - I bought one, but frankly its the PT that is making the diff. for me.
Hi guys ! I see we do share a lot of common symtoms and now I am more than sure that tmj and lpr are interrelated. There is no accepted medical evidence but I have seen in various forums (in different languages) where ppl complain of all the mentioned symtoms. Btw go to youtube, write down tmj jaw exercises and you will see many. When I have jaw issues, I try not to chew hard food and do those exercises. But when I am feeling better I don't do them, I guess we need consistency. And those exercises do improve the stretch, once you are done you can see that you open your mouth much better. I believe poor posture could be one of the main causes. I was working for a few year like crazy, often 11-12 h daily including weekends and didn't exercise much. Plus my jaw is pretty small and prone to tmj. I had to remove my lower wisdom teeth as well. Stress is the other trigger I believe, the last year I have been emotional and my symptoms got worse. Once I catch cold or flue my throat just doesn't heal for weeks. I never had any digetsion issues before, but since my LPR thing started I had twice very long indigestion issue. So now I am just trying to keep my diet ( no coffee, chocolate, citrus fruits, cooked tomatoes), no eating in the evening b4 sleep, gargling my throat with water once in awhile, sleeping on two pillows which is very hard for me, exercising when I have a chance, watching out for stress although it is hard. My grandpa just pased away and I am kinda not in the mood of delving deeper on my LPR control for now. But try DGL capsules for throat if you have LPR, they do help to limit throat mucus. I take enzymes too. Chewing gum helps me with LPR but it is bad for tmj. Sauna is the best relieve. I had a throat scope by my ENT because before all the ents were syaing I have tonsillitis although my tonsils are not swollen and are small. Wih the scope he saw that my lungs are a bit inflamed and told me to drink PPI for 3 months. But I hate drinking medicine for so long. And I dont want to reduce my acid in stomach so much. So I am going to ask for 24 h ph tudy and manometry as advised by forum members here, mainly Mountainview who has been suffering with LPR and tmj. I dont wanna go through the endoscopy or barium right now. They are not too safe and with the heavy sedation. At one point I might have to, but not right now. Thnx for sharing about the jaw exercises. Stay well ! and pls update if you find a cure
Hi guys, first I'd like to introduce myself...my name is Max and similar to you all I have this so called "LPR" that started out of nowhere. Please bear with me and listen to my story and I'm sure you all can relate.....

About a year ago, I was on my computer then suddenly I started getting a shortness of breath of nowhere like a panic attack. I was confused as maybe something was wrong with my heart. I ignored it but I had this chest tightness that lasted for several days. I went to my pcp who did the whole heart work up and found the heart was fine. Next he thought was GERD, I was sent to a GI, did the whole EGD, Bravo, tried all the medicines....even did Nissen Fundo....but it didn't get rid of what I was feeling.

*******IMPORTANT**** now I can bet all of our symptoms started like something like this.....

1. a chest tightness or discorfort....then later
2. throat tightness like lump in throat
3. a raw/burning feeling in the mouth and stomach burning pains

Sound familiar? Well, that's what I went through and I read several other people who got symptoms in those steps. I feel the medical community have not seen too many cases like this so they don't know how to treat it or what is even wrong. It's up to us to search the ends of the web for others suffering to put the pieces together.

But how's this......I recently saw my dentist as I noticed my teeth were started to wear....I do grind my teeth at night and she told me I had TMJ. I'm about a week and 1/2 in my lower splint to shift my jaw forward but since little results. I'm still optimistic though cause like you all.....I feel TMJ does play a role in what we are going through. There's a structural problem wrong with us which is creating this feeling.

I can also bet if you all did a 48 bravo test, we would be positive for "upright reflux" this means we are refluxing through the day without even bending down. How can this be? Something is forcing acidic gases up our LES. Could it be the restriction in airway from our throats? Could it be nerve damage? It could be all these things.

I'll keep you posted on my progress but think about it....if all of us with this LPR have TMJ as well.....isn't that proof that there's a connections? Let's just hope its not permanent damage.

What do you think? and how are you all doing? Thanks

Max
I had tonsillectomy because I had throat issues, ltos of mucus, white tongue, I was feeling hot all the time. Doctors in US told me I should take PPIs, that its due to reflux. I did 24 h PH study and it showed borderline positive for bile reflux, which wouldn't cause so many symtoms abroad. I did my surgery when I was visiting my parents abroad as the doctor told me I have hidden puss in my tonsils ( he pushed on my tonsils and saw some liquid). During the time, I also started having digestion issues, bloating, etc. After surgery, I feel 70-80 % better. I still sometimes have the lump in the throat, but I try to sleep with elevated head and not use much coffee etc. I was before using enzymes and dgls, now I don't. I sometimes use probiotics. The only new symtom I have for 2 months is excessive dry mouth ( and thirst), I am not diabetic. This symtom started because I had ltos of stress at work etc and didn't eat healthy at the time. So I started chewing too much gum and having more tmj problems.

I believe healthy diet and exercise helps as well. Also I have appointment with my dentist, I removed 2 of my lower wisdom teeth and want to see if I have to remove the upper ones as well as I know those can aggravate tmj problems. I dont wear night guards for my teeth but I might consider if the pain on the left side of my faces goes worse. I am also taking vitamin B now as I think it is good for the nerves and for tmj, in general.
I had tonsillectomy because I had throat issues, lots of mucus, white tongue, I was feeling hot all the time. Doctors in US told me I should take PPIs, that its due to reflux. I did 24 h PH study and it showed borderline positive for bile reflux, which wouldn't cause so many symtoms abroad. I did my surgery when I was visiting my parents abroad as the doctor told me I have hidden puss in my tonsils ( he pushed on my tonsils and saw some liquid). During the time, I also started having digestion issues, bloating, etc. After surgery, I feel 70-80 % better. I still sometimes have the lump in the throat, but I try to sleep with elevated head and not use much coffee etc. I was before using enzymes and dgls, now I don't. I sometimes use probiotics. The only new symtom I have for 2 months is excessive dry mouth ( and thirst), I am not diabetic. This symtom started because I had lots of stress at work etc and didn't eat healthy at the time. So I started chewing too much gum and having more tmj problems. There are massages you can do for tmj, I am still learning.

I believe healthy diet and exercise helps as well. Also I have appointment with my dentist, I removed 2 of my lower wisdom teeth and want to see if I have to remove the upper ones as well as I know those can aggravate tmj problems. I dont wear night guards for my teeth but I might consider if the pain on the left side of my faces goes worse. I am also taking vitamin B now as I think it is good for the nerves and for tmj, in general.





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