... So, I finally had a TMJ MRI. Both resting jaw, opened, and while opening it. Just got results and there's no pathology. Both joints are well with no signs of any sort of issue. ... (4 replies)
... taken seriously, trying to get definitive answers, trying to make them hear each other out, to absolutely no avail. So I'm left there at the bottom of that pit, tired and anxious and scared of a future of chronic pain that could easily become a reality if I make the wrong decision. ... (1 replies)
... I like that your oral surgeon and your TMJ specialist are working together, it makes sense to me that multiple professionals should be involved in this process, although that seems to be rare. ... (8 replies)
... someone who diagnoses a person's specific case of TMD and creates a custom treatment plan around their comprehensive diagnosis. Unfortunately, many TMJ "specialists" don't take this approach. ... (5 replies)
... The oral surgeon suggested having botox injections in my jaw joint and temple to help with the severe TMJ symptoms. My parents were NOT happy with that idea. ... (2 replies)
... like it was slowing down. I didn't panic despite the discomfort thumbing and skips. Because I knew I was anxious over my wallet. Like right now as we speak, I'm tired from work and my body is recovering from that episode at work. ... (9 replies)
... You over worked your muscles and triggered TMJ symptoms . ... (3 replies)
... burning. It comes and goes but has generally been managed. Until now. Earlier this year I began noticing how tired and strained my face and neck muscles would feel after talking for long periods of time. ... (0 replies)
... what's wrong with me. My jaw has always clicked and I'm a nervous clincher, my husband has also heard me grind at night in the past. I really think my problem is TMJ because of blowing up that pool for over an hour. Any helpful thoughts? ... (3 replies)
... I walked to local doctor office right outside our neighborhood. She diagnosed me with tmj after telling her all of this and symptoms. Since that, all the symptoms of tmj occur and the others I listed vanished. ... (6 replies)
... Not willing to wait I researched TMJ specialists and came up with nothing but dentists that claim they had TMJ training... ... (10 replies)
... joann23, do not be surprised if the acupuncture just provides some temporary pain relief, but does not solve the underlying problems. I tried just about everything, including several different kinds of splints, and finally figured out that just the slightest difference in jaw alignment makes all the difference in the world. So I worked with a dentist to get the perfect heart... (6 replies)
... I don't know of any one that does acupunture in this area. But I will certainly check it out (6 replies)
... called TMJ specialists. ... (6 replies)
... Have you tired perhaps instead of dental treatments at this point other forms of alternative treatments such as applied kineisiology, osteopathic or chiropractic therapies, acupunture, physical therapy focusing on the head, neck and spine, eastern treatments like riki and tai chi (sp?). Sometimes tmj dysfunction or extreme bite issues can advance to the point that the entire... (6 replies)
I certainly understand your situation and all your symptoms and feelings!
As I read on some med/dental sites migraines are in 90+% cases from TMJ, and TMJ's are in 90+% cases from bite problems.
So here we are!
Your symptoms suggest to me that you might have a low VDO (vertical dimension of occlusion) which means that your teeth do not meet when the jaw would want... (6 replies)
... Hello, I have been suffering for more than 10 years with extreme pain. I had no idea that all the pain I was in was due to TMJ untill 5 years ago when my Dr told me I wasn't having Migrains. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks for the reply all. And I am so sorry for all of your pain. I was diagnosed with TMJ by my dentist 15 years ago and last year by a TMJ specialist. I have a permanent splint put in 2 months ago and would, really, really, really like to rip it out of my head. ... (12 replies)
... o I began to have ringing in both ears. It has continued to get worse over the years causing me to have a great deal of hearing loss in both ears. My daughter is tired of repeating herself and asked me to see a Dr. regarding my hearing. ... (0 replies)
... When I first started having TMJ symptoms about 6 months ago, I was optimistic that the problem would clear up quickly. I was 26 at the time, currently 27. ... (4 replies)