... y for results of the MRI. Just hoping to get 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)
... then why is third doctor concluding that by messing around with your bite will fix your TMJ problems? ... (6 replies)
... Thank you Canuck65. I did go back to the first doctor this morning. She is supposed to be the best in the southeast at reading tmj mri's. ... (6 replies)
... Hi so a little bit about my self. I'm 17 years old and have had tmj for the last 3 years. i first was given numerous night splints to see if that would work,they didn't. ... (2 replies)
... it can get better though and it becomes not so much as looking for a cure but looking for treatments and learning to manage your TMJ so that it causes you the least interference with the quality of your life as possible. ... (2 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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... He also ordered physical therapy. I also had an MRI and have not gotten results yet. ... (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. I am not sure what exactly that means though. I am still so conflicted over what I need to do. I know the surgery is booked but I am on the fence. I am... (9 replies)
... planes splints and Physical therapy along with heat or cold packs for pain are usually tried. Maybe muscle relaxers if previous treatments have not worked. Many TMJ experts that I have seen believe that less is best. ... (9 replies)
... It felt locked, and wouldn't open all the way. Gradually over a few hours, it became very painful. Opening 2.5 mm. I made an appointment immediately with a tmj specialist having read about manual manipulation techniques online, and that they're effective when undertaken quickly . . . ... (2 replies)
... Longtime in front of a computer also excerbates my TMJ symptoms. ... (4 replies)
... I am facing a similar situation and traveled a thousand miles to get my second opinion from a respected TMJ expert. ... (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)
... anything for the jaw pain, ear pain, migraines, general facial pain, etc. I am having a third opinion on March 25th. The second opinion didn't even look at my MRI and said it depended on how much my symptoms bother me whether or not I go for the surgery. ... (6 replies)
... re and I am feeling like there may be some permanant damage to the area because of my other doctors not doing other tests. He has the extensive knowledge for the tmj area and knows what he is doing. ... (2 replies)
... I have a lot of the symptoms you do - not so much headaches - but neck pain and soar throat and I can't open my mouth more than 10 mm and cant chew anything. I have to biateral total joint replacement but its been delayed due to other unrelated medical complications i'm dealing with.
Having surgery is a huge decision. Try to get another opinion from respected surgeons who... (13 replies)
... I wondered about doctors getting bonuses or "rewarded" from surgeons for referring patients to them. I really think this is a disservice because TMJ surgery is so risky anyway and I would shudder to think that anyone would be referred for surgery that didn't really need it. ... (13 replies)
... ear MRI if it don't work. As well as a hearing test. And I might possibly get a TMJ MRI too. I still wonder though if it's a muscular problem or something, but if it was something with my muscles I'd think I would have really bad pain. ... (6 replies)
... a's felt like my head was going to explode....at that time I didn't know that was related to tmj, MRI of brain was good....I was greatly relieved. ... (2 replies)
... I think it will still show on the MRI. But tell your doctor when you see him/her. (4 replies)