A member asked:

For years and years my jaw pops a lot. for the past few weeks my jaw has been in severe pain and won't stop popping. i wanna cry. what's going on?

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Dr. John Feola answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

R/O TMJ : TMJ can be very difficult to treat and overlap several specialists. I hav had the best results with ENT and oral surgery. . It can start with a poor bite due to genetics/after trauma/Bruxism secondary to stress. A good nite guard is essential. topical Voltaren (diclofenac) gel and a low dose muscle relaxant like skelaxin/FLEXERIL /BOTOX/LIDOCAINE injections can help. Prednisone with quick taper may help.

Answered 4/15/2015

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