Welcome to the CP forum!
It looks like you have already met a couple of our members! I think you will find this is a great forum for support!
I too suffer from TMJ, and I sympathize with your husband! I know he has had a lot done for it, and one learns to do what they can, to help lesson the pain. I found that laying on my back makes mine worse as the lower jaw relaxes, and puts pressure on the joint. However since I have moderate to severe back pain,...I find that I have to lay on my back. I will rotate onto my side from time to time though.
Chewing gum is out for me, and absolutley no crunching ice. Were sorry he is suffering with this, and I know there is little they can do for it..and I myself find that most pain med's that I have tried,... do not work well.
If!..however, you can find a pain management Dr in your area...then certianlly give them a try. They may be able to give some sort of relief for it.
Good luck in your search...and again, "Welcome" to the forum!
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 7/27/2011 9:46:40 AM (GMT-6)