... I went to the library and got 2 books on tmj management and they have a lot of information. I believe my posture and anxiety were the main culprits. ... (10 replies)
... Hey. Sorry to hear about the situation you're in too. What exactly are all the symptoms you get? I really don't know what to do anymore. If I wear my night guard all the time I still get barely any relief from my symptoms. How long have you been wearing your night guard & what type of guard do you have? One for the upper teeth or bottom teeth? I also been to physical therapy... (11 replies)
... This is similar to what happened to me. MRI was fine, but I have many TMJ symptoms. I am doing various exercises, and massages. I have started to eat a better diet, and am wearing my night guard regularly. ... (11 replies)
... I do think anything that adds to bad posture can an worsen TMJ. ... (2 replies)
... names rich. here is whats going on .. thanks in advance for any info. i am a 22 year old male. white, no major history of disorders. I do have high blood pressure. currently on meds for it.
- headaches, sometimes morning, afternoon, night. 5-6 or lower out of 10 but pretty constant. (had for past month. mostly everyday. always sensitive to bright lights, front... (2 replies)
... Pipdog I have recently been diagnosed with cervicogenic headaches. I have Osteoarthritis in my C Spine. I also have TMJ . I am not sure if the headaches are really from the spine. I sometimes wonder if it is frpm the TMJ. Posture I know is somewhat an issue with me. ... (30 replies)
... I think my tmj is a result of poor posture. As I have stated in other posts, that I have been seeing a chiropractor and it has been helping me a lot. ... (2 replies)
... I had a severe tmd flare starting last June. My face swelled, my jaw locked and I had severe numbness in my face at times. I lost 20lbs and could not talk at times. The facial tightness was unbearable some days. Oh and the pain. I took a variety of meds and tried two night guards (which made my face worse). Had several MRIs, a CT scan, x rays. It seemed like there was no end... (3 replies)
... I have found that altering my diet and sleep habits have given me significant improvement above oral appliances. At one point I was taking Celebrex, Flexeril and Ativan to address my symptoms daily. Now I am off the Celebrex and only an occasional flexeril and Ativan.
I had three kids in three years while completing my undergraduate degree. I can relate to your situation. I... (12 replies)
... k, then using moist heat. I am pleasantly surprised at the results even though I still do not think it is their area of expertise, but for now it is working the posture leading up to the jaw. ... (4 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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Welcome to the board. Sorry to hear about your trouble but I can totally understand. I am required right now to wear my splint 24/7 until my surgeon feels comfortable that my joints are healed enough. Then we will look at braces and if needed bite surgery. As my surgeon explained it the more that the pressure is evened out between all your teeth it can help relieve... (4 replies)
... Today was my first assessment by PT. This is where I am not sure what is going on. They pulled up a TMJ questionnaire on Google right in front of me! UGH. I asked if they treat TMJ. ... (4 replies)
... Ladies, I just have to say that these are fascinating posts! Nick 33, you are a wealth of information on osteopaths and myology, etc. I have learned so much just by reading these posts and have taken notes. I have learned things here that I think will help me with my TMJ and I'm definitely going to be doing some research on osteopaths, myofunctional therapy, proper tongue... (16 replies)
... I've had TMJ and facial pain for nearly 7 years now and currently on the road to recovery...hopefully that is, since seeing a good TMJ doctor in Japan. I have been dealing with severe tmj and trigeminal pain for years. ... (0 replies)
... IMHO, yes, it can!
From my own experience, after suffering from TMJ for several years (allegedly, due to malocclusion and poor posture) I got a bad EEG claiming I have abnormal electric brain activity that mimics epilepsy. Needless to say, I totally freaked out, was put on strong medicine for cramps I never had, until an old wise doctor pointed out that my trigeminal nerve... (15 replies)
Sorry you are going through all this, but you are not alone! Don't give up, there are people and treatments out there that definitely work and can help you.
I'll tell you what I have done which has helped:
They deal with Proper Oral Posture. They are kind of like a PT for the inside of your mouth and jaw. They will assess you for... (10 replies)
... Sounds like TMJ, make an appt to see a good TMJ guy and get some scans done to be sure. I think while you are waiting to see someone read up on stuff like posture and sleeping habits. Lots of stuff contribute to TMJ problems. ... (1 replies)
... Hi seasidedays,
Oh, I'm sorry I just assumed you were a speech pathologist! But with your knowledge I'm sure I don't hafta explain oral posture, etc... Preaching to the crowd! LOL!
Ya know, I am really not sure how long I have been mouth breathing. I can tell you that I definitely developed Long Face Syndrome, but only over the past few years. I would catch myself in the... (16 replies)
... Hello rose066,
Yes, it is challenging dealing with all these "Bad habits" as an adult! Research "Buteyko Breathing Method" and it will explain all the problems associated with mouth breathing, my Myologist also teaches this. Within the first 2 months of utilizing Correct Oral Posture, My 2 front teeth (upper) started to straighten out! It was pretty amazing, and I wouldn't... (16 replies)