... A lot of doctors are quick to suggest surgery, but I want to exhaust conservative methods before resorting to that.
Are there any doctors that are very well known for successful splint therapy? I think a lot of doctors who do splints tend to be untrustworthy; a lot of them claim to make the splints methodically based on what they read in your CT/MRI, but in reality they'll... (0 replies)
... When I went to oral surgeon he just gave me muscle relaxants which didn't do anything. Than I went to a physical therapist for about 6 weeks & that did nothing either to help. Than the surgeon ordered an MRI of my joint in an opened & closed position & it came back completely normal. So after that he said to see how I do without physical therapy, which in other words he pretty... (11 replies)
... After a year of pain, I finally got a specialist to complete a MRI of my jaw joints which showed a displaced disk and osteoarthritis on the left side AND a partially displaced disk on the right side. ... (1 replies)
... I've been having some sort of issue for a few years now with the right jaw. I'm not sure what the exact problem is anymore since I've tried so many different treatments but nothing has worked. I've been made 3 different night guards & I feel like wearing any of them makes my problem worse. I've been to dentists, an oral surgeon, to my regular doctor & had an X-Ray & MRI done... (11 replies)
... I've been having some sort of issue for a few years now with the right jaw. I'm not sure what the exact problem is anymore since I've tried so many different treatments but nothing has worked. I've been made 3 different night guards & I feel like wearing any of them makes my problem worse. I've been to dentists, an oral surgeon, to my regular doctor & had an X-Ray & MRI done... (0 replies)
... i have had chronic tmj issues since March - I have had problems for 16 years off and on - have had MRI recently and have displaced disc with internal derangement - pretty much bone on bone at this point - as well as degenerative arthritis forming on the condyle - my pain is not constant - yet severe upon yawning - at times talking- can't open wide for eating - ear pain has... (0 replies)
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... rgical interventions. This of course, is assuming that a condyloplasty was actually performed and not a condylectomy. I would find someone who will obtain a good TMJ MRI. ... (3 replies)
... Hello to all TMJ suffers, that's my first post ever , so please be nice to me. First of all I'd like to thank everyone on this forum , my TMJ journey was extremely stressful and this website was much more helpful than numerous doctors I've been too! ... (0 replies)
... Hi everyone,
First time posting. I have been grinding and clenching my teeth since I was small. My mother would wake me sometimes because it was so bad. After having children I have been clenching even more. One time I had both of my sons in the recliner together, fell asleep. Awoke clenching my teeth so bad that I had such a grip that I didn't think it was going to stop.... (1 replies)
... I understand completely where you are coming from. It is very hard to deal with chronic pain at such a young age. I have had TMJ disorder since I was 17, and I am now 27 and still dealing with it. ... (3 replies)
... but unfortunately, I too am still searching for relief after a year of similar pain. The reason I am responding is because you never mentioned whether you had a TMJ MRI. I would suggest getting one if you haven't. ... (1 replies)
... Having your jaw lock in the open position is indicative of hypertranslation, that is, dislocation of the mandibular condyle out of its fossa. Similar to a shoulder dislocation. It is not indicative of a displaced meniscus. However, the force required to dislocate the mandible may have in fact damaged or tore the posterior attachment of the disc, which subsequently could and... (3 replies)
... I DO!
I was snowboarding last august and bailed off a jump. At the time I thought I was fine but a few runs later I knew something was off and went home. Half way home my jaw got stuck in open lock.
The next day I went to the doctors and got told I had cheek and neck contusions. My neck was actually whiplash.
Then when I finally managed to see my GP I got seen by her,... (3 replies)
... Was your MRI a static or cine MRI? ... (13 replies)
... Actually, a majority of patients who are suffering with TMJ issues, don't have a displaced meniscus. ... (3 replies)
... s a conservative one and will proceed with caution. You don't want to rush into surgery, but at the same time, that may be what you need. One that specializes in TMJ is helpful. Getting some good imaging like an MRI is best. That will help them understand the direction you need to go. ... (5 replies)
... l problems but there was a slight possibility it could be hemocrania and took indometacin which really hurted my stomach and didn't help. She also sent me for an MRI but nothing showed. Then she suggested taking neurontin but I didn't take those. ... (0 replies)
... I've been struggling with my TMJ for about a little more than a year now. ... (0 replies)
... eft hit constantly while my right doesn't come together without difficulty. The right TMJ is inflamed badly and painful, my face has been swollen for months and MRI shows fluid trapped behind the joint which we believe is causing my severe and constant disequilibrium. ... (14 replies)