I have my first "treatment" appointment with the NMD on the 19th (I know, waiting sux!), but in the mean time I thought I would get my old orthotic and adjust it myself a bit to see if I could get some temp relief.
Anyways, I think I got it right after playing with it a bit, and I slept with it on last night, plus I have had it on most of the time this morning. I took it off now though cause I am at work.
Funny thing though... Usually the little bone in front of my left ear (The tmd perhaps?) is normally sticking out, its a very prominent "bump" when you pass your finger over it. This morning though, after having worn the orthodic, the little bone seems more "inside" then sticking out. Not completely flat, but more innie then outie.
Could this be a sign that some of the inflammation went down over night, etc?
it could have---your condyle is in the proper position--well as best as it can be. sometimes doing little things on our own helps. we just have to be careful not to make a permanent change--dont worry i dont think you did. how do you feel after doing this?
Im not doing too badly. Im really good to hear that you are doing will. I know what you mean about waiting. its the pits. today is one of my semi good days. i had a couple accidentst this week and its not helping. (yeah im accident prone. doesnt help me at all)
hey i did something like that.!!!! i wear a partial upper denture that replaces one front tooth!!! anyway , it did clamp on my back molars. I adjusted it, took the plyers and cut off the clamps, i worked on it for a month, finally i got it just right, and i felt ALOT better. It was like a denture thing, but i'll tell you its as bad as a mouth guard. maybe you just hit it right!!!! i hope so!!! keep my fingers crossed for ya!!!! it could make that much difference, i believe that. cindy