Closed Mouthed About Jaw PainTMJ disorder (or just "TMJ" or "TMD") is the name used for several conditions
that affect the jaw (technical term for jaw: Temporo Mandibular
Joint). Sufferers of TMJ may have difficulty opening and closing their
mouths, especially when trying to speak and chew. TMJ can also cause clicking
noises, muscle tightness, earaches and rushing or ringing in the ears, a feeling
of the jaws grinding or grating, and pain. Headaches, shoulder, and neck pain
can also be associated with this disorder and may be the first thing noticed
before TMJ sets in. Muscle spasms, tenderness and swelling of the face and neck
can also accompany TMJ. WHAT EXACTLY IS SCIATICASciatica is the inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the
largest and longest nerve in the entire body. It extends from the spinal cord
all the way down the legs to the feet and toes. The sciatic nerve helps you
to "run for the bus" and "wiggle your toes in the sand".Doctor it only hurts when I Do ThisThe comical response is, "So don't do that!!!" If what makes "it"
hurt is standing, sitting, or especially, breathing, we are in trouble. For
back pain sufferers, all these things and many others are painful. Back pain
sufferers are forced to change their lives when they are "down in the back".
Favorite activities become memories and busy people can be stopped dead in their
tracks by back pain. My Hands Are Aching to Hold You!!A too-firm handshake is painful. Tying shoelaces was routine, now it is a
labored effort. Forget about opening that pickle jar or lifting that iron skillet.Such activities are hardships for the twenty million sufferers of arthritis
who spend more than a billion dollars annually for "temporary relief."