Hi, I have had TMJ knowingly since 6 years old after an ear infection that took a while to heal.
My question is, for as far back as I can remember, I CANNOT lie or sleep on the right side of my head or on my back. I must always sleep on my stomach with my head on its left side. When I lie any differently, ESPECIALLY with my head on its right side, there is this nagging feeling that I can only describe as a weight in the left side of my head where the TMJ gives me problems that makes it feel as though I MUST sleep on that side. It is not pain, but the feeling is so overwhelming that I must obey it. It almost feels as if there is liquid or something of weight on my left side and it is so unbearable for me to lie any other way. I have mild scoliosis and my chiropractor is urging me to stop sleeping this way but I cannot! Please tell me what you think this is caused by, and what I can/should do about it. Is it my TMJ causing this? Or something else? Thank you so much.
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