... What's really important is to get your jaw moving again, otherwise the discs can become permanently damaged and deformed and that can cause further complications. ... (2 replies)
... Before the splint was ready, I was eating soup one night and heard a small noise in my joint, and got super excited that my jaw was going to unlock. ... (2 replies)
... In my case, MRI showed some disc displacement and condyle degeneration. With my disc displaced, my jaw was 'pushed' back into my ear by about 3 mm. Not a lot, but enough to cause a lot of problems. ... (2 replies)
... I am 26 years old and for the past 3 months I've had Tinnitus. I had for years manually, laterally, clicked my jaw joints when under stress, then it became a habit. I mention this in case it is relevant. ... (2 replies)
... My Tmj luckily isn't as bad as some other peoples, but my jaw hurts a lot and I get very bad headaches. I would rather get it feeling better now than wait and have the symptoms get worse. ... (3 replies)
... this can provide a lot of useful information on you joint and the disc in your joint. I would make sure I would have an MRI before starting treatment. YOu may also want to ask whether a CT scan is warranted. ... (3 replies)
... Sorry to hear what your are going through.
What kind of diagnositic tests have you had regarding your TMJ? Have you had an CT Scan, MRI; panoramic exray? These are all important tools in diagnosing what is going on with your TMJ/jaw.
Magnesium can help muscles relax but to be honest I don't believe its a cure all. My doctor said if I wanted to try magnesium (I have... (5 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)
... ght tmj. My specialist removed the disc, reshaped the bone, and put a fat graft where the disk should be. This also hasn't helped, I am still in constant pain, m jaw locks up, migraines nerve problems and other symptoms. ... (4 replies)
... to the bottom of this. I did get letter from doctor stating he believes I have a herniation or dislocation in both TMJ joints, so I glad PT is not touching the jaw for now. ... (4 replies)
... If your first doctor is correct and is saying that your discs are basically destroyed I would be sceptical about whether the jaw can be manually manipulated to get your discs back in place and operating correctly. ... (6 replies)
... TMJ is very complex disorder - there can be multiple causes and there varing degrees of severity - some mild and some quite severe in terms of pain and functioning of the jaw. So whether it will ever "go away" really depends on what is causing the problem in the first place. However, not being a doctor or dentist, my belief is that for most people it doesn't ever go away -... (2 replies)
... I have been told that there is a tendency to thrust the jaw forward when sitting in front of a computer that can contribute to neck strain and aggaravate TMJ. ... (19 replies)
... Definately agree you should get a second opinion.
I am facing a similar situation and traveled a thousand miles to get my second opinion from a respected TMJ expert. One recommended discsectomy but said they do not do fat graphing anymore, well that would leave me bone on bone and seem to lead me down a slippery slope.
The other took a much more conservative approach. In... (6 replies)
... Getting another opinion is a good idea.
Physio doens't always work - it didn't work with me and at some point if its not working it doesn't make sense to continue.
However, you might want to consider looking at a massage therapist you is trained in intra oral massage and TMJ issues - I know it sounds kind of gross but it can help relax your facial muscles and its much... (6 replies)
... sio to bring the discs back into place, the doctor told me they are balled up like tin foil and completely useless. I also have a small crack in some part of my jaw on the left side, not sure which part. ... (6 replies)
... Trust your instincts - from you've you told me it doesn't sound like they have a lot of experience with TMJ.
TMJ is extremely complicated - while PTs may get some general training, my limited experience is that you really have to find a PT that specializes in it to get results and this can be hard - because its not the typical injury or problem that PTs routinely treat.
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... they lose their natural shape and can be come a further inhibitor to the natural movement of the jaw . ... (6 replies)
... though. Without it I have pain. My jaw slides forward without my splint. ... (4 replies)
... Thank you for your help. I am supposed to have my lower jaw moved forward. It's not a double jaw surgery. I did have a full head scan done and the surgeon said I had some slight deterioration in the jaw bone from arthritis. ... (9 replies)