... After the pain diminished during the splint therapy, my TMJ Orthodontist reviewed options with me. 1. wean from the splints 2. continue to wear the splints 3. ... (7 replies)
... I had my first flare up of TMJ in January this year. I absolutely obsessed over every symptom, and thought I had a brain tumor etc. My fingers tingled, I couldn't touch my face. ... (6 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)
... hours. Then a week later I got the permanent crown, mouth open another 1 hour. I'm pretty sure this hyperextended my jaw muscles and made my TMJ worse. I did tell him beforehand that I had TMJ, all he did was give me muscle relaxer to take before and after. ... (10 replies)
... I was never sent for a traditional CT. I believe he does do cone beam CT of the joint, but it wasn't a 3d image, so I'm not really sure.
In my initial diagnostic all of my orthodontists did the same battery of images. The only additional radiographs that my current ortho did was a couple close ups of the joint.
He immediately noticed that it was in the wrong position... (19 replies)
... There is one tiny muscle that is right in the front of your armpit that can cause a lot of pain when it gets tight. That pain went away as my posture changed. I also had pain in the area of my sternum as the muscles stretched because of the more upright posture I was able to get with the orthotic I place. ... (6 replies)
... you will not get better if you don't make a serious effort to correct your posture and the function of your tongue. At rest your tongue should be all the way up on the roof of your mouth. ... (1 replies)
... Those all sound like potential symptoms of TMJ disorder. What device are you using? ... (6 replies)
... So very sorry to hear that other people have this horrible TMJ.
Have been going to Physical Therapy. It helps for a little while but Im so tired of hurting and I have tried Dental, Doctor and now Physical Therapy.
Neck and shoulders are now coming in to play. I also have poor posture. Trying to improve my life and keep moving on. Physical Therapy will give temporary... (1 replies)
... Hi Aunty S, I got diagnosed with TMJ last year. I'm 46 years old. I also have upper back and neck pain. I went to a chiropractor and he said everything looked fine. ... (3 replies)
... I'm 33 and have been having posture issues for years. For the past 2 years, I started to develop neck stiffness and pain in C2,C3. My right ear always feels stuffy along with constant pain. ... (3 replies)
... Ever since I've had these issues with my face muscles, I've always had this ear/head burning symptom with it. I feel I have it everyday throughout the day. It affects the way I feel & can feel like I'm in some sort of mental fog where I can't think straight. I just don't know what to do about it anymore. I've tried 3 different night guards & they don't seem to help. I've seen... (1 replies)
... Hey Aunty S,
Sorry to hear about what you are dealing with. I know it seems like you are at a dead end. I am lso dealing with somewhat of the same issue. My jaw muscles are always score, jaw pops, and my ears ring ALL the time with no relief. Ear specialists say my ears are fine so i am convinced all my issues are to do with tmj.
Did you ever have a splint used in your... (3 replies)
... I am female in her early 40s with chronic TMJ, cranial, neck and posture problems. Would like to chat, share stories with other sufferers. ... (3 replies)
... Hi All,
31 year old female here suffering from TMJ (specifically clenching), neck and postural issues for about 10 years now. All testing has come back normal to date including MRI of the brain, CT Scans and blood work.
Have had 2 ER visits in the past month and symptoms are increasingly worse. Currently working with a PT and previously had another one with little to no... (0 replies)
... haven't been sleeping well .. I wake up throughout the night. She said maybe I clench my jaw or grind my teeth. She referred me to a dentist who specializes in TMJ but I can't get an appointment until December. She said try advil and cold or hot compresses. ... (0 replies)
... If you are looking at the hypnosis, you might try meditation instead. There is a CD called Freedom from TMJ by Denise Lynch that does some guided relaxation specifically for TMJ. ... (2 replies)
... So to update you on my journey. I saw the TMJ specialist. Not all dentists claiming to treat TMJ actually know what they are doing so make sure you seek out the best with lots of analytical equipment and such. ... (1 replies)
... Had my TMJ assessment last Thursday. Apparently rather serious. I am choking in my sleep and only sometimes wake myself up gasping for air. My posture is thrown off in my attempt to breath during the day as my air way is obstructed as well as there being a problem swallowing. ... (15 replies)