I've always had a bit of crackling and popping on the right side of my jaw when I open and close my mouth but recently its started hurting. Sometimes its even a slight constant throbbing pain. I compete in kickboxing and took a nice hit to the jaw which I think started it.
I've also noticed that my jaw is not aligned very well at all. The left side is more squared and prominent while the right hand side (the side that hurts) is lower, looks longer and has little definition. Its almost like it sinks into my neck. I noticed this as well a long time ago in some pictures but I didn't think much of it. My lips are even skew and my face looks almost droopy on the right side, like everything is being pulled down.
Here are some pictures of my jaw. Just copy those into a different tab and the picture will show up.
As you can see in that first picture, it looks like two halves of a different face have been stuck together.
Now my question - Is this something that can be corrected WITHOUT surgery?
Can this be corrected with the help of a chiropractor and some sort of of therapy from myself or a physio?
I know the operation is very expensive or at least the hospital fees are and I just don't have that kind of money right now.