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Purple Tulip
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   Posted 8/9/2017 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone. I hope you all are having a good summer.

Has anyone had this issue and have some advice for me? My jaw keeps popping out. It's a bit frightening actually. It's happened in the past but recently it keeps happening and I'm afraid at some point I won't be able to get it back in! If I open my mouth too wide the left side comes unhinged.

Thanks

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jrpsf
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   Posted 8/9/2017 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
PT-I'd recommend going to a chiropractor who can adjust your jaw.

Someone posted this link a long time ago. These are a special kind of chiropractor that were able to help with the posters Lyme issues. Giving you the link incase you don't know of any in your area. /www.acnb.org/Home.aspx

Purple Tulip
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   Posted 8/10/2017 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I'm not sure how that could help. It pops in and out from the imflamation in the joint. Can you explain? It seems in alignment until it's not when I open my mouth past a certain point. Then I work at getting it back in.

magoo2
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   Posted 8/10/2017 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Find a biological dds and ask them to check your jaw out

Purple Tulip
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   Posted 8/10/2017 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
That's an idea. I've been scared to go to the dentist. I can't open my mouth that wide. My doctor says it's inflammation in the joint. He told me what to do if it happened. It didn't actually work. He said open my mouth as wide as possible it will align it. I've found, even though painful, biting down forced it in. But it's rather traumatic. I'm afraid it will not pop back in one of these times.

elle03
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   Posted 8/11/2017 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been desperately trying to deal with jaw issues for several years now. I've seen four tmj specialist, the only one who helped at all was a bio/muscular based dentist but even he has admitted I might end up needing joint replacement (for my jaw!). Wish I had answers for you but I don't really.

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   Posted 8/11/2017 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Purple Tulip said...
That's an idea. I've been scared to go to the dentist. I can't open my mouth that wide. My doctor says it's inflammation in the joint. He told me what to do if it happened. It didn't actually work. He said open my mouth as wide as possible it will align it. I've found, even though painful, biting down forced it in. But it's rather traumatic. I'm afraid it will not pop back in one of these times.


My SIL's jaw kept popping out...she said it was VERY painful when it happened.

She ended up with a mouthguard that she wore every night. It's so long ago I can't remember the details...except that she never had a problem since. Maybe seek out a dentist who does mouthguard and see what he/she says.
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Purple Tulip
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   Posted 8/12/2017 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Girlie. It happens more when my joints are inflamed. Which lately it seems to be. I have the most trouble with a joint in my lower back and jaw. My other joints have only intermittent pain.

I wonder if a mouth guard would help with inflammation. My dentist is pretty Saavy. I'll call him.

Purple Tulip
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   Posted 8/12/2017 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Elle03,

Thanks for your understanding and sympathy. It can be quite traumatic.

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   Posted 8/12/2017 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Purple Tulip said...
Thanks Girlie. It happens more when my joints are inflamed. Which lately it seems to be. I have the most trouble with a joint in my lower back and jaw. My other joints have only intermittent pain.

I wonder if a mouth guard would help with inflammation. My dentist is pretty Saavy. I'll call him.


I'm not sure - my SIL didn't have LD.

I'm thinking it may provide some support/stability until you can get the inflammation under control?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Purple Tulip
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   Posted 8/12/2017 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes. That's sounds right. Thanks
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