I need a physical therapist for my… tongue?
August 12, 2014 5:03 PM Subscribe
So I'm pretty sure that I've got a problem with tongue tension. If you know what that is, awesome, hang out and help me solve it… if you don't, enjoy my weird problem and be glad you never heard of it.
So I get these… not aches exactly, and not nausea, but spells of terrible discomfort, which emanates from the base of my tongue and radiates along my jaws, into my mouth. And sometimes it comes in combination with pain in my mid-upper back; and for a while I thought it was somehow linked to indigestion. But now I think it has to do with me unconsciously holding tension in my tongue, the way people can hold it in their shoulders and backs.
I've had PT for my back, and have a whole roster of recommended stretches that I do to prevent it from cramping up. My question is -- do you know good stretches or practices to help with a tension-knotted tongue? And/or neck, jaws, face? Face especially. I tried researching online but the recommendations I found didn't make a ton of sense; and they seemed more geared to singers. So if anyone knows how I can do some targeted relaxation and/or stretching of the tongue and surrounding bits, well, I'd be very grateful. Alternately, if you know what kind of doctor I ought to be seeing about this, that'd be useful too. Thanks!