... as a splint at improving pain and range of motion. I imagine it is about training the muscles to adapt to the change in the joint's position. There is hope. It sucks getting through each day when you are in the thick of the pain. ... (11 replies)
... cranial sacral treatments from a physical therapist. I had a MD who wrote me a script for PT of the scapula and trapezius which is not untrue, TMJ affects those muscles as well. It has saved me more times then I could recall. So, google or bing for the PT and then go to your MD and talk to him or her. ... (5 replies)
... I have fibromyalgia and TMJ usually comes along with it, so I have had a lot of fatigue with my flare this time around. Do you have any neuromuscular issues that may cause you fatigue? ... (7 replies)
... I know I'm preaching to the converted as the saying goes, but life sucks big time with this pain. Can anybody else describe their typical day with TMJ so I don't feel alone in this. ... (12 replies)
... That is sad that you are having trouble with your leg still after getting surgery in 2010. I hope you get to feeling better soon with your leg, neck, and tmj problems. I know with everything you have to be careful with what treatments you do pursue. Knowing you don't want it to affect your life on a daily basis. ... (12 replies)
... Hi meg, I have similar symptoms the uneven feeling is weird and it changes a lot, some days its good, some not, some medium, I eat anything though with out really going over board like no bagels anymore :( sucks, my main complaint is my Tinnitus it has gotten bad since the onset of this and my ear pops a lot..I take Flonase for my Eustation tube and it seems to help alittle... (19 replies)
... When my neck pain is severe, I can have pain swallowing or my throat feels sore so some how the pain is radiating to the throat. Don't know but it is. Sometimes doctors make you feel crazy because they say nothing is wrong but you need to listen to your body. Hope you feel better. (14 replies)
... and she said my back was a mess..of course I figured she would say that and never went back, chiropractors make me nervous. She did say she could treat my TMJ however.. ... (14 replies)
... hat waxes and wanes ..not real pain pain just pressure ..if I put my finger in my ear it clicks bigtime..Idk what to do next, I am seeing a PT who specializes in TMJ and he thinks mine is muscular..idk? ... (14 replies)
... d now daily heads in addition to all this. Still waiting to get into that dentist, insurance approved it but he's busy so I still have to wait a couple of weeks. Sucks because I am in constant agony all the time now. If its not TMD then I don't know what is going. ... (14 replies)
... Tmj is a hard thing to diagnose hence so many diff symptoms, I also have Bad ringing in my right ear, but I had pre existing Tinnitus which was always bad but I was use to the sound had it for 10 yrs suffered a SHL, and I wish I was more help to you i'm in the same boat as you, don't know who to go to ect. been to a few oral surgeons they think mine is muscular, I think theres... (1 replies)
... Hey interested,
I get the crackling as well. And the clicking. My dentist said that when jaw muscles are all out of whack they put pressure on your discs and tendons near your ear which causes the noises, and in my case, ringing in ears (which TOTALLY sucks).
I have a muscular issue as well and my dentist advised against splint therapy. He said that I need to give it time... (8 replies)
... are dragging. I also pause and stammer a bit.. my mom says she thinks now I'm paranoid and the added nervousness is making it worse but she certainly thinks it's TMJ related due to my constant head and temple pain, even the "look" of facial swelling. ... (6 replies)
... I'm 33 year old male from California. This all started last November after a dentist adjusted a filling. That changed my bite pushing my jaw back and up. A few weeks after I started getting lots of muscle pain that turned into full blown severe pain. MRI's of head and neck, CT scans, blood work all came back normal. Took 3 months before the jaw connection was made and I... (38 replies)
... Yeah, I've been eating pretty soft foods for awhile now. What really sucks is that, I thought I'm over this soft food crap . . . ... (21 replies)
... are bilateral. The sinus pressure issues are certainly another issue I've noticed...having a bad blockage in association with inflammation around the TMJ is a nightmare. ... (16 replies)
... still manage to carry on a conversation after eating. I'm not a drinker though and I might drink 1 time a month..... Like mentioned above talking on the phone sucks and I do use speaker phone but usually I just text people. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Idreamincolor. I started to have tmj about 6 yrs ago and in the beginning I had vertigo and dizziness with other symptoms. Now I have dizziness now and again. The vertigo rarely. Pain, alot. ... (2 replies)
I am so sorry to hear this. For me I was just recently diagnosed and am trying to gather all the best information to deal with this properly.
The pain is awful, it's always there and never goes away. Sleeping sucks, eating sucks, hell even riding a bike sucks.
I really feel for you, I wish I could reach out and give you an epic hug.
If you need to... (1 replies)
... I mean it sucks wearing braces at the age of 24... ... (7 replies)