... t the time my bite wasn't as bad. I've had more work done 2 months ago and I'm worse off. I did have crackling for a min but it went away and so did the very bad jaw pain and ear pain. i think it's because I brace my bite with wax or cotton, so it acts as a splint I think, it does still click now just not as bad. ... (22 replies)
... Good to hear from you... I am so happy to have someone to talk back and forth with, so thank you for that.
Definitely explain to your doctor how difficult your sleeping has become. What about valium or xanax? I am going to ask my GP about valium- it is supposed to really help with muscle relaxation as well as sleep. The only issue is you can become dependant on it, but... (22 replies)
... ot live in pain. My TMJ was caused because I clenched during the day 18 months ago. I was under a lot of stress at work, and would clench on pencils. I had an MRI done and scan showed that I have bilateral anterior meniscal dislocations with recapture upon jaw opening. ... (7 replies)
... I appreciate you sharing your story. Sounds like you are well on your road to recovery. I take mobic which is an anti-inflammatory and tried a muscle relaxer but that didnt prove to help at all. I am still attending physical therapy but I will look and see if I can find a good chiropractor that can do active release. Chiropractors always kind of scared me with all that popping... (3 replies)
... e, sometimes the act of injecting a needle helps. I didn't end up doing them. I had a mouthguard made but it didn't feel right and I was worried it was making my jaw worse so I really didn't wear it. I also wasn't even sure if I actually grinded my teeth at night. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Elle,
Was wondering how you were feeling.... I also have issues stemming from my neck. My left side is hard as a rock... I get pain in the back and side of my head, also my temple. I am in physical therapy but have not noticed any improvement yet.
I would certainly continue pursuing the neck correlation. Hope you are feeling better! (3 replies)
... have had to put a plastic gizmo in my mouth and crank it up for degrees of opening at various time intervals. This was uncomfortable for me as I have a limited jaw opening due to my tmj issues. Don't forget to check on insurance coverage etc. Good luck. ... (3 replies)
... It is possible whoever read your MRI results missed something... ... (8 replies)
... view your jaw. I went through this last year. I was clenching, and I stretched a ligament. Both my meniscus were subtly anterior displaced with recapture upon jaw opening. I had to switch dentists because the one that I had did not feel comfortable treating me. I got a new dentist and ask him to order an MRI. ... (4 replies)
... I don't know what the deal is with the right side of my face muscles. Whenever I do some sort of jaw exercise on my right side I can feel a bit of pain in or near my ear. ... (8 replies)
... and muscle mass as I just can't get enough to eat. Everybody tells me to do "smoothies", but that's a whole other discussion! I have condylar resorption, so my jaw now recedes back, and I have a lisp and my face shape has changed. I no longer look like who I used to. ... (9 replies)
... tests are x rays and physical examination of the patient. A good experienced dentist can tell a lot from the physical exam, listening to the joint, palpating the jaw and head and measuring movement etc. ... (2 replies)
... Hi you mentioned important to get Mri. This dentist ordered mrid if the bargain I wish she ordered mri of the jaw at the same time. Is this what you are referring. ... (11 replies)
... nd my "correct" bite, then adjusting my teeth to fit together as such. This did make the swooshing noise I'd developed in my ear go away, but it actually left my jaw feeling very confused about what my bite actually way. I also had a night guard made by this dentist, which never did anything. ... (9 replies)
... how much are jaw MRI's (3 replies)
... I notice you posted this about a month ago, but I had an MRI done several weeks ago. ... (3 replies)
... of MSers without lesions. Also, while a brain MRI will or should find lesions, there are MSers whose lesions present along the spine too. An MRI cannot confirm or deny MS and it is important to have an MS Specialist diagnose you because doctors with little or no MS experience can and do misdiagnose. ... (12 replies)
... I know this is in my not too distant future and I just don't know how to figure out who is the best. I am in Florida. I know people probably travel but I don't know logistically how that would work with initial consults, then going for MRI's, having the surgery, follow ups, etc. Thanks! (0 replies)
... It could be TMJD. Have you had a MRI to check if your disc are ok? ... (1 replies)
... I'm sorry to say I don't have an answer for you, but I am interested in following your post. I am 31 and after a year of head and face pain was finally given a Jaw MRI that revealed what I'd been suggesting all along - articular disc disorder and osteoarthritis. You can imagine how devastating this is as a young mother with a lot of life to live.
I've been on... (4 replies)