... 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)
... A lot of TMJ specialists are in fact dentists, so don't rule them out necessarily. You need AT MINUMUM these things usually to achieve an actual diagnosis. ... (6 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)
... one TMJ specialist, it was non schalantly deduced that I have only mild blockage in my sinus cavity, no apparent eustachian tube dysfunction and most likely had TMJ dysfunction. ... (6 replies)
... TMD treatments. You should look into this as one option that may benefit you. Most dentists who go out of their way after dental school to learn about and treat TMJ use a neuromuscular approach or a combination of methods related to this. ... (4 replies)
... I feel like messing with your jaw like that, even if it gives you temporary relief, can't be 100% healthy. You may be furthering the problem along unintentionally. Either way, right now you don't know enough, so research research research. You cannot go to a regular dentist or oral surgery, they need to have a history working with TMD cases and a vested interest in continuing... (5 replies)
... r, I will get dizziness shortly thereafter. I do practice proper posture. There are days I get so disgusted, but I keep trying to improve. I have looked for a tmj specialist here, but the closest is hours away. Good luck to all of you. ... (18 replies)
... Thanks for the advice. Also a few more questions. When I swallow I usually get clicking/popping sounds most of the time. What is causing that to keep happening?
Also, sometimes I spit up this green/brownish looking phlegm at times. It doesn't happen everyday but it's been happening ever since this problem started for me. What could be the reason that happens? My doctor... (18 replies)
... Also, another question when I'm sleeping should I always be sleeping on my back since I heard supposedly that with TMJ or jaw issues that sleeping on the back at all times is recommended. ... (18 replies)
... ickly and there's no more tingly, burning sensations in my body. I wish you luck, and I'm happy to answer any questions about my experiences in getting rid of my TMJ pain. If you read the forums, it sounds like a life sentence....but I promise you it doesn't have to be. ... (18 replies)
... You say you work on the computer a lot so I was thinking it's possible that you're posture is off when you sit. That could have a lot to do with it. ... (1 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)
... 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)