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|i have known I have tmj for a long time. But it hasn't caused that much discomfort other than my constant clicking of my jaw. But beginning a few months ago I started experiencing constant dizziness. I saw a neurologist, ent and physical therapist without too much help.
Then a few days ago, I saw on another forum a posting on how constant jaw clicking from tmj can affect the inner ear and cause dizziness. He or she then said how a particular exercise ended his/her jaw clicking.
Anyway I tried it and have eliminated 90% of my jaw clicking and with that most of my dizziness. I had been on disability a couple months and with this drastic improvement will be able to go back to work in a couple weeks. The exercise (which I have now seen posted several places, including on doctors' pages) is to press your tongue to the top of your mouth and hold for 10 seconds. Do this for ten repititions and do the whole set 5 times a day. You should do it sitting up and looking straight ahead because it really is training muscles in the neck which control your tongue. By doing this you train your tongue to stay against the top of your mouth. I have noticed now that when I let my tongue lay on the bottom of my mouth, pressure builds up in my ears and then I start clicking again.
Hope this helps "jaw-clickers" out there. If it does, it may help alleviate other symptoms like it has my dizziness.