TMJ Mouth Guard to Prevent Neck Pain & Headaches
Hey just found your Mouth Guard informational website for the first time today. I saw my dentist today for some problems I am having and he thinks a night guard will help. It definitely was not cheap! He thinks that it may help with the symptoms I have been having for about a week now. My neck has been in constant pain for two weeks now. Headaches are also a frequent problem. The TMJ disorder seems to get worse as the day goes on. When I massage the muscles in my neck it seems to relieve the pain there but not the headache or jaw problems. It started when I woke up and I could barely move my head. I think I hold tension in my shoulders, neck and jaw.The TMJ specialist that is currently fitting my grind guard says that I clench my teeth at night.
The pain is mostly on the right side and the headache starts at the base of my neck all the way up to the base of my skull into my temple. It feels almost like somebody is stabbing me in the head. My eyes water and I can get nauseous.
My hope is that the TMJ mouth guard will help it all. I wish I would have found this website sooner because those night guards in your review look like the same thing I was shown and a ton cheaper.
Do you have any thoughts on any of this?