... he removed scar tissue that formed around the disc and mobilized my jaw while I was under anesethetic. My head was wrapped in pressure bandages for the night but the next day the came off. The pain wasn't that bad. ... (2 replies)
... And I'm rather nervous?
I'm reading up on it and it seems like a large percentage of people who have this procedure do not experience any relief...
But my right jaw condyle is deformed-- it's shaped like a lopsided heart/V-- so perhaps my specific circumstances make it more necessary?
I'm also nervous about anesthesia. If I do get this procedure, I know that I do not... (2 replies)
... he then open and stretched my jaw while I was under. ... (2 replies)
... My understanding is that gabapentin is supposed to treat nerve pain. YOu should try it you haven't. I do understand that you have take fairly high doeses for it work (its safe). I had amitryptaline and it didn't do anything for me - just spaced me out. But Everyone responds differently when it comes to pain.
Do you think you clench/grind at night? If so you should be... (4 replies)
... days ago I was sitting on my couch and moved my jaw to the side to get some food out of the back of my mouth, then I heard a crunching noise like a stick in my right jaw joint. ... (1 replies)
... a great deal of pain, believed to be nerve related. I'm seeking relief for that now. Im not sure what myofacial release is. I have a therapist who manuevers my jaw around with his hands, and it hurts like crazy immediately after but then actually feels much better the next day. ... (7 replies)
... I am new to this site but would like to hear from anyone who has tmj and has had arthrocentesis please. I always have had a clicky jaw but no pain. A few years ago a chiropractor adjusted my jaw and that's when all the problems started. ... (7 replies)
... Hi merricat, I also developed a lock jaw in Jan 09- started at about 26mm opening, now down to about 18mm. Came on suddenly, never had any problems before with TMJ. I have done nothing for mine except Physiotherapy, with no results. they really couldnt do much as my jaw literally won't go any further- its like a locked hinge. I also do have a splint (which just protects the... (6 replies)
... I agree, I think most of us who have TMJ issues is largely due to a jaw that is not in the right position. ... (11 replies)
... Were you suffering the muscular pain before the arthrocentesis procedure or only after it was done? ... (5 replies)
... remember to look up the organizations....and also make sure that if you try and find a NM dentist, they also need to be a Functional Jaw ORthodontist. Also, you should get the book by Clair Davies about trigger point therapy, and how to self treat. Your muscles need to be worked on.... ... (5 replies)
... physical therapy once a week and getting massage therapy twice a week. The therapist said my whole body was thrown out of whack, because everything is connected. Jaw out, makes you hold your neck wrong, which drops a shoulder, which gives a hip hike, etc. Basically, I have bad posture now. ... (5 replies)
... it's very different from a splint. My dentist is a neuromuscular dentist, and a functional Jaw Orthodontist, as well as a craniofacial pain doc. I know starting with another appliance is probably not what you want to do, but it may greatly help you. ... (5 replies)
... t he almost couldn't do the procedure, as the muscles were so hard. He said even though my disks are still out, it didn't matter, as he was able to manipulate my jaw back in place and the pain I am experiencing is all muscle pain and I just needed to to some basic exercises. ... (5 replies)
... rays. A proper specialist can help you, just look on the ICCMO website, and check you is near you. Make sure that they practice Functional Jaw ortho. , and and they are associated with the AMerican Academy of Orofacial pain. Also, they must be a Neuromuscular dentist. ... (11 replies)
... on who suggested doing a Lavage, to clean out the joint which sounds similar to the procedure you are describing. He only really suggested doing it if my pain or jaw movement becomes worse than it currently is. ... (11 replies)
... the arthrocentesis procedure being applied to the TMJ? ... (11 replies)
... Hi All,
I am 24 years old and have been grinding my teeth at night for about 5 or 6 years that I am aware of. Last year, I got a customized bite guard from my dentist and have been wearing it every night since. About six weeks ago, I began to get an intense feeling of pain/pressure on the sides of my face, extending up into my head and causing extreme side headaches. I also... (6 replies)
... Thank you for responding to my question about arthrocentisis. I think I have decided to avoid the surgery. My intuition is telling me not to do it. Based on what I've seen when I the procedure and the postings here, I have yet to find anyone who had good results that lasted. I see way too many that had bad results like yours. I've not tried physical therapy and I want... (2 replies)
... I would suggest caution before you let anyone do anything to your jaw. Back in July, I was having problems with popping and my jaw occasionally would lock up in the morning or while eating. ... (2 replies)