Sore jaw, and a few other issues

by Angelique
(Phoenix, AZ )

I have a sore jaw everyday. In the mornings things seem to be ok but as the day progresses I start to receive tightness in my jaw, it feels like my ear is plugged up and I have a pulling sensation in my throat. I have seen doctors for this and was told it was my stress. I was given medication to take but that doesn't really seem to help even after they have upped my dosage. I can go through out my day with the pain but I would really just like to find a solution because it is very annoying.

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Apr 24, 2012
Sore Jaw and stress
by: Dr. Spainhower

Hello Angelique,

From what you've given me, stress does sound like the primary factor. Wearing a night guard may not be benefit.

I would recommend starting on an exercise routine. Run, cycle, or do anything aerobic at least 20 minutes per day...3-5 times per week.

Don't drink caffeinated products or artificial sweetners. Don't drink the diet cokes or soft drinks like that.

Please let me know how it goes for you.

Email me at dr spainhower at smartguard dot info.


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