so im not sure if this belongs here, but it felt most appropriate.
i started riding for about a season now, and i believe i suffered a long term injury that doesn't happen instantly. for example, i ride an r6 now, and well for all you sport bike riders out there, you should kno that we lean over the tank, support ourselves with our core etc. thats not the problem. the problem is, when im looking forward, i find that my neck is arced upwards so i can see. everything still makes sense so far. but i find that when my neck is arced. my jaw moves closer into my head. now everytime i open or close my jaw, it cracks, and at the end of last season, it hurt sumtimes to chew. not sure if i damaged some tissue in my jaw socket, but ionno, thats a big suspect for me. i'm worried that if this continues this next season, it could lead to sumthign more serious
so for the people who don't kno what im saying. try, (rite now while reading this post) look up to the sky, and tilt ur head back, liek ur doing a wheely into the sky, and feel where ur jaw is now. and try moving ur jaw around. when its a bit colder, i tend to clench my jaw as well. thats like whats happening when i ride.
im aware that there are other possible reasons that might cause this, like sleeping with a clenched jaw, but the pain and stuff seems to have died down since riding season ended.
have any of you more experienced riders suffered from similar not immediate "long term" injuries? and how did you deal with it?