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Jaw Ache....ouch!

dan

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Hi all,

Ive been playing for a bit now - about 15 years! Recently after playing for a while, say 30 minutes, my jaw begins to ache and I find it really difficult to keep blowing.

It's not so much a painful thing, just a lack of pressure.

I've never had this before and am kinda worried :(

I sure there must be someone amongst this wise bunch who may know what is going on. Have you got any suggestions?

Cheers

Dan
 

Pjonah

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Check with your dentist also, but it could be many things worth further investigation.

If you've been playing for 15 years, then you should be able to last more than 30mins.

Its odd that something like this has just started, have you recently had any surgery or dental work done? Even things like stress can bring about nocturnal teeth grinding which can in itself cause jaw ache. Just an idea for what its worth.....?:)
 
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dan

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Hi Kev & Simon,

Thanks for your kind advice!

I have booked in to see the dentist - although I think it's more a muscular thing.

Until this year, I could happily play a two hour gig or similar - strange eh?

I changed my mouthpiece the middle of last year, maybe that has something to do with it? I wonder if I need to look at changing the strength of my reed too?

Great pic by the way Simon! how do I get a pic up on here?

Dan
 

Pete Thomas

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I've had this, but only after a lay off of a few weeks. If you have kept up with your playing and practice, it's definitely worth getting medical advice.

To upload an "avatar", just go to your own control panel (User CP link at top left of forum page) where you can add a picture, signature, biog, photo album etc.
 

Nick Cook

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Hi Dan,

Click on UserCP top left of the page, then edit avatar. That gives you the option to either link to a picture on the internet or upload a picture from your PC.
 
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dan

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I've had this, but only after a lay off of a few weeks. If you have kept up with your playing and practice, it's definitely worth getting medical advice.
I normally do at least an hour's practice a day, recently I have been doing as much as two to three..... must be something wrong with me chops :crying:

Thanks for the avatar advice Pete & Nick, all sorted now.

Dan
 

Pjonah

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Dan nice moody pic by the way.

Dooce took my avatar at pre-gig practice one evening some time back, at the time we were a kind of Blues Brothers type band, but we are now moving in new and exciting directions and so the black suits must make way for more expressive outfits that fall in line with our new direction.....do you know anybody that has wombles outfits going cheap?:)))
 

dooce

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Dooce took my avatar
Did I? Oh well, never one to shy away from praise.

Just noticed your location has changed Simon - you didn't hang about! So the DavMas is down to Taz and me now, and I suppose you'll be joining the Wurzel-munching Massif - or whatever they do down there.......:shocked:
 

Pjonah

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Did I? Oh well, never one to shy away from praise.

Just noticed your location has changed Simon - you didn't hang about! So the DavMas is down to Taz and me now, and I suppose you'll be joining the Wurzel-munching Massif - or whatever they do down there.......:shocked:
No I've not gone yet, 18 Aug is our move date, so we will have time to get a few beers thrown down our necks prior to that. I think the Wurzel reference was akin to the west country, West Row is the other side of Cambridge and that would be more " Ay you got a loit boouy"
 
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Young Col

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Slightly away from topic, sorry, but Simon, I was interested to hear you are moving over to Mildenhall way. An ex work colleague of mine lives near Newmarket and plays very good electric bass in rock bands locally. I mentioned your move and he said there is a dearth of sax players at gigs and jams generally around that way. Actually he was looking for a sax player for his own band's next gig.

Anyway, if you want some music contacts for when you move, PM me and I'll gladly send you his details etc.
Colin
 
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