If you’re currently dealing with a TMJ problem, then I want you to stop wasting time with all those so-called TMJ specialists. Not only is there no such thing, but also it’s a huge waste of your money and time. If you really want to start feeling better today, then there are a few home remedies you need to incorporate into your daily routine.
Pain relief for TMJ starts at home the very second you get out of bed. What I mean is that in order for you to start feeling better right away, you need to change some of your daily habits from sunrise to sunset. By including things like proper hydration, magnesium-rich foods to your diet, and proper posture you will immediately start to feel better.
So sit up straight, take notes, and let’s work on that TMJ problem of yours!
You might be shocked to hear that nearly 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Considering half of our body weight is comprised of water, it’s no wonder dehydration is a major cause of daytime fatigue and muscle tension.
To make sure your system doesn’t “crash” and that your muscles don’t tighten up, I want you to drink around 15 ounces of water right when you wake up in the morning. As your day proceeds, make sure to include around 8-10 additional glasses of water. I carry around a sports bottle with me at all times. It’s convenient and actually serves as a reminder that I need to keep hydrating myself at all times.
Oh – and if you’re thinking about dealing with that “2 PM crash” by chugging an energy drink … DON’T. The caffeine will only add to the tension in your muscles.
Foods that are high in magnesium need to be included into your diet. This is because magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer that will work wonders on any tension in your jaw, neck, and back.
I’m a huge fan of making lunchtime salads loaded with magnesium goodness, which means lots of delicious spinach. Other tasty foods you’ll want to add to your diet include:
- Fish (halibut, tuna)
- Prune juice
- Black beans
Almonds and cashews are rich in magnesium as well but just be careful. If you have a very sensitive jaw then these foods might add unnecessary strain on your jaw joints.
How many times did our parents or teachers tell us to stop slouching when we were kids? What’s the big deal? Why was it always so important to sit up straight?
Well, if you need TMJ help then proper posture is actually quite important. All that slouching can ruin the natural curve of your spine, thus leading to even more shoulder and back pain. If you’re already fighting a TMJ problem, then poor posture will just cause you addition discomfort.
Make sure you have a chair with proper lumbar support. If you sit down at a desk while working, make sure to take breaks each hour to walk around a little bit. And of course, make sure to sit up straight. Just like mother always said, “No slouching!”
TMJ Problem? Home Remedies Can Help
These are just a few TMJ home remedies that will have you feeling better in no time. Give them a try today and let us know in the comments section below how they are working out for you!