So I've been in PT for sciatica and somehow ended up with something worse, sprained ribs on my left side. (I'm pretty sure it was a side plank exercise that did this.) This has really done me in. TMJ is acting up again plus I've got some undiagnosed pain in my wrist and hand. All are worse than the sciatica, because they're constant pains.

The way I learned to manage my TMJ pain is to keep my focus on my jaw and will it to relax. Repeat, repeat, repeat, ad nauseum, during most conscious…

Mental Exercises To Help Sprains?