Question about using neck braces if you have bad TMJ problems: most models I’ve seen recommended rely on your head weight resting on your jaw, and I don’t think I could endure that. Are there models that rely on carrying most of the weight in the back of the skull? Anyone else suffer from the neck-jaw combo? I have been struggling to get a referral to a neck specialist and after several doctors saying “that’s not necessary, just do your PT” so I’m trying to take matters into my own hands out of desperation. I have been thinking that a rigid neck brace could be a really valuable tool for handling flairs, and I’ve appreciated your recent discussions and advice. My c7 and D1 vertebra are nearly constantly subluxed, and slip out within hours of being gently moved back into place, and I also have CCI. Flirting with thoracic outlet syndrome. I have been given the usual resistance exercises for the next, but I can’t do them for long periods when my neck muscles are in contraction. I also see a physio who plays whack-the-mole, putting things back in place every week and doing gentle movement work, but things are getting worse and I’m trying to prevent full time disability. I’d be very grateful for any help.
Posted by rogers.juliette at 2023-06-09 15:46:22 UTC