headache, jaw pain, neck pain

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   Posted 9/5/2015 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
migraine switches off w/ tension headache, neck pain (I do have bulging discs, but don't think that's it), and incredibly tight jaw muscles. Jaw actually hurts the worst. Doc gave me muscle relaxers, and I take tramadol and some migraine meds normally.

How do I stop this? Jaw is the worst….I have a mouth guard for night teeth grinding, but doc says it looks like it's causing more pressure/clenching. Please help.

Any thoughts?



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   Posted 9/8/2015 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Meditation, not the OM kind, but concentrating on your jaw muscles.

relax your mouth, so it is open slightly, you tongue just laying softly, relax the muscles in the back of your jaws.

Now move to the muscles in the back of your neck and shoulders, imagine the knots, untie them in your mind, breath slowing.

I grind my teeth alot, this is how I am training my self NOT to.

I hope it works for you.

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