If temperomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) has you in excruciating pain, the best response you might be able to eek out when asked how you’re feeling is, “Jaw pain. On left side.”
This is because one of the most painful MJ symptoms is constant throbbing and agonizing jaw pain. On Left side, right side, all over: the discomfort can literally consume the lower half of your face.
In order to combat jaw pain, you need to employ some stretches that will work to relieve tension. These stretches, along with some dietary changes, will have you feeling better in no time.
Jaw Pain on Left Side
Let’s first address what’s causing this horrific pain: muscle tension.
Tense muscles in the jaw, neck, shoulders, and more places unnecessary strain on the TMJ. Muscle tension is always your biggest enemy, and everything you do to combat TMJ disorder should start with relieving that tension.
So how are you going to accomplish this?
If you’re finally going to achieve a pain-free existence, it all starts with natural treatments. When you first think of treatments, you might think that something like a mouthguard is a good place to start.
You’re dead wrong, however. Not only are mouthguards incredibly expensive, some of them actually promote clenching while you sleep because they conform perfectly to your bite. Basically they are a waste of money and a “treatment” that will have you waking up in the morning in even more pain than when you went to sleep the night before.
But, “Jaw pain. On left side. Help!” is what you’re still muttering between bouts of pain. Well then it’s probably time to cut way, way back on caffeinated concoctions like Red Bull, sodas, and even your beloved morning cup of coffee. Caffeine causes tension, and tension is what you simply must avoid at all cost.
There are a few key ways to start feeling better today. You can check out a comprehensive TMJ Disorder Home Treatment Program that will guide you through the entire process of relieving muscle tension and vastly improving your diet.
You can also sign up for our free TMJ Transformation Guide that’s loaded full of tips. No matter which solution you choose, you’ll be feeling better in no time!