“Click, Click, Click… Pop?!”, the noise of a clicking jaw is bad enough, but if you don’t do something about your jaw clicking it could develop into a condition that actually hurts. The most important thing is to seek treatment quickly as it will be easier to treat the earlier you catch it. (If your jaw is already hurting, don’t worry it’s not too late)
Jaw clicking pain is a symptom of a common condition called TMJ. About 30% of the population have symptoms of TMJ and most dentists and therapists are treating it poorly, dismissing it as stress related. Basically, the noise that you’re hearing is a displacement of the jaw joint; it’s popping in and out when you eat or yawn.
But what can help your clicking jaw now?
TMJ exercises are perfect for jaw clicking and jaw pain. Jaw clicking is caused by the misalignment of your jaw, because some of your tendons and muscles are pulling it slightly out of place.
To combat this TMJ exercises stretch, massage and strengthen certain muscles in your body which in turn release pressure on the tendons and muscles in your jaw. This allows your jaw to relax and find it’s correct position and relieves you of your jaw pain and clicking. So you won’t have a clicking jaw because it will function normally again and you’ll be able to yawn like a lion and chew on tough things again without pain, hooray!
How Long Until The Pain Goes Away?
Typically these exercises take about 2 – 3 weeks to work, depending on the condition of your jaw muscles. Some people cure their jaw clicking symptoms in as little as a few days and the pain disappears just a few days after that. These exercises aren’t a miracle cure, you can’t expect to do them once and then go off and start chewing on a nice big steak. To achieve the best results you need to commit to doing the exercises daily.
They are quick and simple, only taking about 10 minutes to do and they are easy to get right. To have the exercises sent to you, simply follow the link at the bottom of this page and they’ll automatically be sent to you.