Hello Doctor, I am writing this to you from India. I have suffered from NHL cancer since 2003 . It reoccurred in 2008 and again in 2009. I had undergone chemo and radiation had taken mabthera apart from the regular drugs of cancer. I am 70 yrs ol male.
I am now fit and there is no problem and I do regular yoga na meditation.
But recently I have developed jaw clicking problem and pain in my jaw while eating . The is a little swollen up cheek because of that. I think this is TMJ , can you please provide me some remedy?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.
TMJ pain disorders usually occur because of unbalanced activity, spasm, or overuse of the jaw muscles. This causes inflammation of the jaw joint and hence such symptoms.
You can apply warm compresses to the joint and take anti inflammatory pain killer drugs after consulting your doctor. A physical therapist can also be approached as craniosacral therapy to relax the muscles and fascia of the jaw is very helpful in relieving the pain.
Other than that, you can use the day and night splints. In addition, biofeedback instrument such as a biofeedback headband also helps at night. Reconstructibe dentistry, arthrocentesis (joint irrigation), surgical repositoning of jaws and oral surgery (as last resort) can also be tried.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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