... I've seen my mri images and the disk is not between the condyle and the fossa . . . at all. Still, definitely an encouraging thing to know about! ... (11 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. ... (2 replies)
... I am not sure what to do...I want to see someone who is a specialist in TMJ in the Toronto are. ... (2 replies)
... your blood pressure can rise to the point where it can trigger a stroke. So you need to get this looked at regardless of your TMJ issues. ... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone,
I have tmjd - displaced disk on the right side, diagnosed by mri.
Wanted to ask - has anyone experience facial numbess associated with this? For the past few days the right side of my face has been going numb on and off, as well as tingling and pins and needles.
It's really disconcerting. (11 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
... My Tmj luckily isn't as bad as some other peoples, but my jaw hurts a lot and I get very bad headaches. ... (3 replies)
... how much is your TMJ interfering with your quality of life. ... (3 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)
... 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. ... (4 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)
... Longtime in front of a computer also excerbates my TMJ symptoms. ... (19 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)