Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I was very recently diagnosed with TMJ disorder. his means the my mandibular joint (jaw)is out of place. Well, being a musician, only made the situation about ten times worse. My jaw hurts really bad every time I play my instrument, and the stress from school, playing, and emotional stress only makes the pain, a whole heck of a lot worse. I have been using the essential oils and foot zone therapy, to try and make it better, and I guess it has been helping. But I have been noticing a particular trend, every time I am around a certain professor ( Dr. Brooks) the pain on the left side seems to just get worse. I sometimes think that he likes to see how hard I can push before I crack. Let me tell you, I am really close to cracking right now. I pretty much just want to lock myself in a closet and cry, but I dont the time to do that, because I have a time of crap that I have to do for him, and this is not including all of my practice time, homework, and church responsibilities. Now that I got really far off track, if anyone who reads this has any idea about how to deal with the TMJ disorder please let me know.