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Old 12-02-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
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Ok, last night while I was eating dinner I opened my mouth to talk and my jaw "popped" hurt initially. Then it felt strange and it hurt to chew. Thought it would go back to normal in a few hours and just stopped eating and went to watch the Thursday night lineup. Well it still hasn't gone back to normal. Still hurts when I chew or bite down in general. It's like my bottom teeth and top teeth don't align like they use to. Thought about asking someone to give me a shot (a punch) to see if that would work. I'm sure this happens often to some people, so how does one get it back to the "norm"?
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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They have things called "Doctors" that work on such things
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:02 PM   #4
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dont listen to this moron. Get the biggest person you can find to punch you in the jaw. It works everytime. Also capture video of this and post it.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:03 PM   #5
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run full tilt into a wall. works for me
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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It won't go back to normal. You are blessed with the TMJ problem.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:03 PM   #7
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Really...is that what they're called now?

I posted because I assumed that this isn't a rare thing and that someone has to know a way to do it.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:03 PM   #8
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I thought you said Jew, i was really confused :beer:
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:04 PM   #9
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Chew some gum?
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:04 PM   #10
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It won't go back to normal. You are blessed with the TMJ problem.
TMJ? Was normal up until last night!
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:04 PM   #11
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I thought you said Jew, i was really confused :beer:
BWAHAHAHHAHAH

pop that Jew back into place dammit! hahahah
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They have things called "Doctors" that work on such things
Surely you jest.

Nope. I'm serious. I saw a special on NOVA one time about it. Seems certain individuals will continue on with their higher education for 8+yrs to further themselves in the the voodoo art of "medicine" and spend their entire lives working towards making people feel better.

I know it sounds like its from outerspace (some theories point to this actually) but there is documented proof this practice has been around since the early stages of mindkind!
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:05 PM   #13
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Trip on a cement block in the parking lot and put the smack down on the asphalt w/ your chin. Works every time.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:06 PM   #14
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Yep, sounds like TMJ to me. I had it too.

It will go away after a few weeks but your jaw will pop every morning when you first open it.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:08 PM   #15
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:11 PM   #16
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Tried it already, just hurt
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:16 PM   #17
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I can pop the right side of my jaw out of place.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:17 PM   #18
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try chewing gum
Tried it already, just hurt
Take some advil, put some ice on it and if that doesn't help go to a doctor.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:18 PM   #19
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If I yawn really big my mouth locks open. Causes an instant panic attack, and I actually have to pull down on my jaw to snap it out of place.

I hate yawning
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:19 PM   #20
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the "popping" was probably a muscle moving in a way that it wasn't meant to. afaik, you can't pop your jaw (in the sense that you pop your knuckles). try massaging your jaw for a while. if that doesnt work, drown the pain with various alcohols then post with results
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:22 PM   #21
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Move your lower jaw slightly to the side (away from the side it's painful/locked into) and down a bit.
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the "popping" was probably a muscle moving in a way that it wasn't meant to. afaik, you can't pop your jaw (in the sense that you pop your knuckles). try massaging your jaw for a while. if that doesnt work, drown the pain with various alcohols then post with results

Good in theory, but one drink puts me to sleep.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:27 PM   #23
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hmm, i do weird stuff like push up against the bottom of my chin/jaw while opening my mouth. dunno if that works for you.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:15 PM   #24
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If I yawn really big my mouth locks open. Causes an instant panic attack, and I actually have to pull down on my jaw to snap it out of place.

I hate yawning
WTH... you too? I have the same problem. Man its really painful when I go see a dentist coz my jaw pops every single time!
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