I had an exam including ct scan of my jaw by Dr. Reda Fattah in Boca Raton, Fl. I have popping on the left side of my jaw and some clicking on the right. I've had tmj for many years, but it is now that it has flared up. The trouble is to treat it properly the Dr.s office said it would cost roughly $4-5,000. He made an impression using some kind of soft material and asked me to open my mouth. Miraculously, there was no popping or clicking at all. He said this appliance would re-align my jaw. It was wonderful, except I can't afford it (1,200 for the appliance alone) I do have a bite guard, but when I wear it I still pop and click. It really does nothing. What I am asking, I guess is, are there any exercises or simple treatments I can do on my own that could help alleviate some of the popping. By the way, I really have no pain from this conditiion--only some tightness . Thank you for your consideration.