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... one side slid backwards and caused the atlas or C1 vertebrae to move off center. ... (3 replies)
... I have tried: painkillers, muscle relaxants, traction, physical therapy, cervical flexion (for upper cervical), cervical retraction (for lower cervicals), massage therapy. When I went in to the doctor the other day for some chest congestion and she asked me to open my mouth wide, she heard the pop and asked if I had TMJ. That's what got me thinking. While the self-tests... (5 replies)
... What therapies have you tried that did not help? The fact that you had a tmj flareup at one point in additon to your current symptoms would lend me to think the tmj was not really resolved. The pain in the muscles you refer to indicate they are being strained - so obviously a problem still remains with the position of your joints or the atlas (C1 vertebrae) located at the base... (5 replies)

... Headaches can be a sign of tmj - the fact that you have a loud clicking on the left side makes it even more likely. I suffered with migraines similar to what you describe (although light and noise would bother me as well) for several years shortly after having braces removed and never associated it to my teeth or tmj. They eventually stopped on their own (but I also started to... (4 replies)
... Although its possible your symtpoms could be due to some cervical spine misalignment (tingling, prickly feeling, pain in back of head/neck, hands,) I think the jaw and over bite issues may have to be addressed as well. You should problably go to an ortho trained in tmj or FJO and have your tm joints evaluated as well as the position of your lower jaw - which has a direct... (8 replies)
... of alternative treatments including accupuncture, cranio sacral therapy, PT, etc. Upper Cervical Chiros or NUCCA chiros are specifically trained in adjusting the C1 vertebrae or atlas located at the base of the neck. ... (12 replies)
Could this be tmj
Nov 21, 2006
... that is where the C1 vertebrae or atlas is located which is what the Upper Cervical or NUCCA chiro specialize in. Or search for Orthoganist. ... (3 replies)
Military neck
Nov 11, 2006
... My tmj started abrubtly over night and within a few weeks the severe pain in my head and face spread to my neck, back, arms and legs. After seeing various specialists and not getting any help or relief I went to a chiro (actually my bro-in-law dragged me to one). He took an xray of my head and neck and pointed out I had lost the "S" curve in my neck - and showed me what a... (3 replies)
... Although I know the medical profession does not think highly of chiropractors (my own family dr included) and we have probably all heard horrific stories of tragic things that supposedly can happen due to treatment by them - the only relief I got from my dizziness - and yes I have had episodes of vertigo myself where when lying down I literally thought I was doing a headstand... (10 replies)
... Your post sounds like I could have written it when my tmj started more than 2 yrs ago. I had several misleading diagnoses - its tmj, no it was a cervical or neck problem, it was tmj, no it was MS or a neuromuscular brain disorder. Back and forth for more than a year - but since my jaw was deviated to the left and my bite felt unbalanced I felt it had to be that something was... (6 replies)
... started to see some improvement within a few visits. The jaw and neck share the same muscles and tmj symptoms can be helped by adjusting the neck, primarily the C1 vertebrae or atlas, which is what the head rests on or is balanced on. ... (5 replies)
... o far, but I would encourage exploring every route you can if it's TMJ. It can become a disabling condition. I would seek out the chiro first to make sure your C1 vertebrae is OK. Otherwise any splints a dentist makes will be useless. I posted about this in my previous post about how your TMJ progresses through the day. ... (10 replies)
... myotherapy and he took xrays and said I had a major sublaxation of the C1 vertebrae. He said the splint looks good but until you take care of the C1 you'll continue to fight what the dentist is trying to do. I've only had two visits where he's done some adjustments and myotherapy with my jaw. No relief yet. ... (10 replies)
... bite problem or muscular imbalance. Have you seen a chiro to rule out a subluxation of the C1 vertebrae or atlas. If that has rotated due to the jaw deviation it could cause chronic pain in the neck, jaw and shoulder areas as well as the ear ringing. ... (1 replies)
Question about OPG
Jun 11, 2006
... I believe this xray just gives the dr a visual image of the jaw in relationship of the neck and tm joints - it basically shows the structure of your neck and head, teeth. One neuromuscular dentist I was treated by drew lines and noted measurements on the film of focal areas - like the distance from my chin to the tm joints, the distance of my chin to the atlas or C1... (15 replies)
... the head rests in balance on the atlas or C1 vertebrae, so if the jaw is not functioning properly due to a dislocated disc, or tm joint problem, is out of alignment, muscle spasms due to poor bite, etc. ... (5 replies)
... I do. If your jaw is unbalanced it can affect the atlas or c1 vertebrae and other muscles and cause pain along the nerves in the enitre area. ... (1 replies)
... Ask your chiro about subluxation - that is the misalignment of your neck and spine and it can affect the balance and function of your lower jaw & can cause pain, spasms, etc. The head rests on the C1 vertebrae or atlas and if that rotates too far left or right, or is unbalanced it can contribute to your tmj symptoms/problems. Subluxtaion can occur pretty much anywhere there... (7 replies)
New to TMJ - Hello
Apr 28, 2006
... it does and can for certain folks. There is an earlier thread listed at the top of the tmj msg board that lists most if not all the symptoms. My tmd affected the C1 vertebrae or atlas in the upper cervical spine. ... (6 replies)
Apr 11, 2006
... If the C1 vertebrae or atlas is out of alignment it can produce tmj like symptoms. ... (5 replies)

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