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daystar1952
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I have been looking into why I have vertigo, ringing in the ears, jaw crunching noises, off balance, ear popping when swallowing, tooth pain that wanders around, left eye twitching...etc. It all brings me back to the work of Weston Price and how our modern jaws are not big enough for all of our teeth and as a consequence our bites are not normal.

Chewing and talking with a bite that is off causes overproduction of substance P which causes inflammation. I also heard in the video I will post the link to below that in one dentist's opinion, 95% of Lyme patients have TMJ disorders.

He also says that substance P allows the lyme spirochete entrance into the cells. Supposedly getting rid of substance P from different reasons and sources (including TMJ or bite misalignment) will help a person to heal.

The process of fixing the TMJ problems has to be done right or it will fail. Dr Dwight Jennings has several videos but here is one where he is interviewed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_CJZi9EEaw&t=47s

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Lyme "eats" our cartilage in the joints.

My jaw was "fixed" by Dr Nick, DDS .. see You Tube.

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TMJ can be a sign of decay at the root line. It did not show up on my xray. I had a small cavity at the end of my tooth but once my dentist started drilling it opened up a bigger issue and not just that tooth. Once it gets to the root line it spreads, so clearing all that out, getting crowns solved the TMJ.

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Very good info from Dwight Jennings!

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Yeah, I had TMJ problems and went into physical therapy for it, but going on abx and treating co-infections like Babesia took it away.

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I have had TMJ problems since I was in HS. I finally went to an otho specialist and had it fixed. It included wearing a retainer to move my jaw, then braces. It's much, much better, but it will still flare up because of the permanent damage in the joint.

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My former chiropractor used to fix my TMJ by using an arthrostim, a hand-held device that taps at 12 times/second. He would sit behind me, ask me to open/shut my jaw, jut it/pull it back, and he would tap lightly on the head/jaw bones that were out of place.

It's part of the the Koren Specific Technique and there is an organization for the arthrostim.

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What is TMJ?

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Temporomandibular joint - where the jawbone meets the temporal facial bone - where we chew/talk.

Like when I had no clue what was going on, I suddenly woke up with a jaw that didn't open! I was told to contact an oral surgeon, and he made me a splint which kept the teeth aligned and no more jaw muscle spasms.

It was due to lack of magnesium, which the bacteria use up for their reproductive needs. Mg is needed for the cellular ATP energy cycle. If we don't have enough, our muscles get stiff and go into spasm. We all need to take some form of magnesium.

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