... I have daily headaches around my head and both sides by my temples. Ear pressure too. Confirmed by my dentist two years ago that I grind my teeth at night. I was scared to wear a custom made splint so I never did except for a few times but now the headaches are worse and more frequent and some days there's significant tenderness on my face by my cheeks. My mouth and tongue... (0 replies)
... years now. My jaw never feels like it's resting comfortably or naturally. ... (0 replies)
... Thanks for the advice. Also a few more questions. When I swallow I usually get clicking/popping sounds most of the time. What is causing that to keep happening?
Also, sometimes I spit up this green/brownish looking phlegm at times. It doesn't happen everyday but it's been happening ever since this problem started for me. What could be the reason that happens? My doctor... (18 replies)
... Every time I swallow I hear snap crackle pop...but it's not the kind of crackling your ears do when you chew or open and close your jaw...it's almost like a fluid sound. ... (3 replies)
... I have the same cracking in the neck and back. When I'm changing lanes and look back it cracks. When I roll over in bed at night my neck or back cracks. It definitely feels related to the neck and back tension that I have in general which is somehow related to the jaw. When I have tremendous back / neck tension sometimes I will eat something and the chewing will relieve... (13 replies)
... ALL of my joints pop all of the time, especially my neck and back. They do not always hurt, sometimes it is a relief. When my jaw pops it only hurts sometimes. I have gotten tested for arthritis, but I do not have it. I am 23 and my body sounds like an old grandmaw! ... (13 replies)
... I would get a neck xray or MRI as well - at least to confirm no real major problem. I tend to think the neck cracks b/c of undue force or pressure it is enduring either due to muscle dysfunction or an improperly positioned lower jaw. Supposedly there is an optimal alignment of the atlas and axis (c1 and c2) with the chin, jaws and sphenoid bone - and when these are not aligned... (13 replies)
... ear molars now made my bite lower and lopsided on the opposite side. As a result, I have an even louder cracking knuckle like sound in my right TMJ joint, light jaw pain, and even worse neck pain. IT's getting louder. ... (2 replies)
... I'm just confused about what I'm supposed to do at this point. It feels like the burning never goes away. I feel like something in my ear keeps getting displaced or something. I keep hearing these weird popping/crackling/grating sounds in/near my ear like the muscles are completely damaged or really weak. I don't know what I'm supposed to do at this point. I feel like I almost... (4 replies)
... small one but now its greater and when i close my mouth my front teeth meet first and everything else stays suspended in air if that makes sense. but having the crackling and grating stop has been a huge blessing because that means , my condyle, fossa or cartilage is no longer rubbing against one another creating more damage!! ... (30 replies)
... and I am scheduled for another visit in 2 months. He is optimistic that my jaw will reach optimum position. I am also seeing another oral surgeon that specializes in TMJ for a second opinion. ... (30 replies)
... flexeril.. But I'm getting worse, now my right side of my jaw is crackling bad , my bite has gotten worse, and i noticed my teeth have nicks in them and a different pattern. I'm just pist all the way around. ... (30 replies)
... BjjMom, Im sorry to hear how much pain you are in. I too, have the pop, click and like a crackling noise when I bring my teeth together lightly. I do not grind nor do I clinch at night, so I don't know what this has happened to me. ... (30 replies)
... Hi Austin,
Thank you for your response. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this, this disease/diagnosis is so scary. And based on all that I have read about it there are hardly any treatments for this, nor a cure. I can't stress it enough how scared I am. I'm only 41. We are all to young to have to deal with this.
We have to talk and eat daily.. So many ppl had to... (30 replies)
... My jaw locked up one night in bed watching tv. Then popping and clicking, no a grating crackling noise when my bite meets. Terrible feeling. ... (30 replies)
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... Well, my left side of jaw doesnt relax, muscle tension all the time, even in the sleep, it means its inflamed.... i dont know how to relax the jaw muscles inside or stop the inflammation. My ear itches like crazy sometimes, also sometimes muscle spasm on left side of my head. ... (15 replies)
... n my left jaw. Sometimes it switched to my right side but it was always the same pop or click. Occasionally however in times of stress when I'd been clenching my jaw or tensing it, the click would be really loud and the following times it would make this crackling squishy sort of like if you had a wobbly tooth. ... (2 replies)
... Yeah, some of my teeth do have some wear on them. I'll see what the dentist says when I go back next week. I'm hoping she can make me a new type of guard/splint instead of the same type that I've been made that only go on the upper teeth.
Also, what could these be symptoms of out of curiosity? When I move/tilt my head down I get these weird sounds in my right ear. It... (49 replies)
... even when I touch my tragus or ear sometimes I hear crackling or crunching noises. ... (49 replies)