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Have locked jaw after scuba diving. How to cure myself?

Hi I have lock jaw after scuba diving yesterday. It s happened once before but it de-locked after a few hours. It s now been nearly 24 hours since it happened and its still not de-locked. I have a slight dis-alignment of my jaw but my chiro has been doing tmj adjustments but I haven t been in a while. I am on holidays now so I can t Go to this chiro. Do I need to go to the hospital or a local doctor? Is there anyway I can cure myself? I ve tried massaging it and movin my jaw from side to side. And it s not Working so far. What do you think I should do? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

TMJ dysfunction is especially problematic for divers who suffer from TMJ problems when they're not diving.

Try to use non-invasive, reversible modalities such as bite splint therapy, muscle relaxants, antianxiety medications, and anti-inflammatory medications. On rare occasion, a bite adjustment of the nature teeth may be needed to remove a gross prematurity.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 17 Sep 2013
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