How to "pop" the jaw back into position?

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  1. Cook1

    Cook1 Diamond Member

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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"?
     
  2. Homerboy

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    They have things called "Doctors" that work on such things
     
  3. Mill

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    Surely you jest.
     
  4. BudAshes

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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.
     
  5. meltdown75

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    run full tilt into a wall. works for me
     
  6. ManSnake

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    It won't go back to normal. You are blessed with the TMJ problem.
     
  7. Cook1

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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.
     
  8. aphex

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    I thought you said Jew, i was really confused :D :beer:
     
  9. rbV5

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    Chew some gum?
     
  10. Cook1

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    TMJ? Was normal up until last night!
     
  11. meltdown75

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    BWAHAHAHHAHAH

    pop that Jew back into place dammit! hahahah
     
  12. Homerboy

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    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!
     
  13. Baked

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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.
     
  14. 40Hands

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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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    try chewing gum
     
  16. Cook1

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    Tried it already, just hurt
     
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    I can pop the right side of my jaw out of place.
     
  18. azazyel

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    Take some advil, put some ice on it and if that doesn't help go to a doctor.
     
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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 :(
     
  20. bonkers325

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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
     
  21. Lonyo

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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.
     
  22. Cook1

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    Good in theory, but one drink puts me to sleep.
     
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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.
     
  24. mAdMaLuDaWg

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    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!
     
  25. pontifex

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