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TMJ for Parkinsons

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TeeHee

Not sure its similiar but you can buy gum shields /night shields in pharmacy, Amazon etc to help with teeth grinding. 

TeeHee

Appears to me to be Temporomandibular joint disorder www.totalhealth.uk  take a look easy reading.  refers to TMJ

Twinks

Yes, that's exactly what it is, TeeHee. Research in Italy found a connection with Parkinson's and fitted people with gum shields, which seemed to help their PD symptoms. To get the correct fitting, an impression of your lower jaw is needed though. So not sure how one bought from Amazon would work. I'm of the view that, anything's worth a try!!

Twinks

 

TeeHee

Good point, just saw them advertised for  teeth grinding, ok until you get the real ones !   

Twinks

Quick update on the gum shield for TMJ. To test whether it was helping me, I stopped wearing it at night, for two weeks. I noticed that my neck muscles were a lot more tense during the day, throughout this period. So now I'm wearing the gum shield again at night and hey presto, my neck and jaw feel more relaxed in the daytime. 

Twinks.

Supa

I could do with a gum shield. Have terrible neck stiffness when meds are low. And then walking is even worse as can't straighten up properly or swing arms well. Moan moan, sorry!

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