... horrible pain and tension, countless specialists and tests performed by evey doctor from neurosurgeons to othropedic surgeons to psychiatrists, I finally have an answer. Moreover, I have severe anxiety which intensifies the severity. The Oral surgeon sent me on my way with a 500.oo mouth piece that is sopposed to help and I wear it religiously. It's been 3 weeks and I'm not feeling a bit better... I wondered about Valium and if it would help. I read it not only helps relieve the tension but also helps with the spasms. It is easy for the doctors to say you just need to relax your jaw muscles and be mindful of teeth grinding but it's beginning to feel hopeless. What is it that evryone else does to help this condition? Has anyone out there completely cured and if you are out there, please let me know what I can do, besides popping ibpropen every 2 hours and laying around on ice and heating bags all day.