... This is a really difficult question. I understand that Tufts in Boston has a TMJ chronic pain clinic that is supposed to be very good, though I haven't been there myself. ... (3 replies)
... Well, what all have you tried so far? What works for one person may not work for another. And nothing is going to be 100% effective. Just like a medical surgery, think knee surgery--you get it and it may help a high percentage of patients but it still doesn't help EVERYONE.
I tried botox and received 30% benefit from it. I had done acupuncture and got nothing from it,... (3 replies)
... th local doctors and dentists that claim they treat TMJ, but in reality they practice the one and only treatment they learned at some weekend course they took on TMJ not even taking into account the particular symptoms of their patient simply so they can rake in the cash. ... (3 replies)
... he said everything looked fine. But what am I supposed to do if the oral surgeon said my TMJ looks normal but I'm still having problems? ... (24 replies)
... I know how you feel - it is very frustrating and depressing. Its not all in your head.
I had a sleep study and I was told that its not 100% accurate to determine whether you are grinding. Sometimes the sensors can pick it up and sometimes it cant. I clench but the sensors didn't pick up anything. Your dentist should be able to tell if you grind by looking at your... (3 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)
For quite some time now I've been having some vague but irritating symptoms, and I just can't figure out what's causing them. They're not agonizing, but I feel like they are diminishing the quality of my life somewhat, so I decided to start seriously looking for help.
The main symptom is almost constant pressure/tension in the back of my head and forehead. In... (0 replies)
... I have to say reading your post it is so familar to what I am now going through. I wanted to let you know that I found a cookbook titled "I Can't Chew". Not sure if they would have any receipies that may be different than what your eating now. I do have to say I made a seafood casserol last week for my lunch at work and it was actually pretty good. Pretty much all of the... (6 replies)
... I miss so much and I get so tired of it and it don't think its ever going to get better. ... (6 replies)
... Feeling normal is a big goal. I'm tired of my face and jaw always hurting. Which then makes me unable to talk because I am probably crying because of the pain. ... (6 replies)
... which is referred pain as a headache in my temples, gets worse when I am stressed or tired or hungry so I know my triggers but Im not dealing with the onslaught of pain and emotion that i receive in this situation. ... (12 replies)
... I'm not from the US (there is no company selling it here, but it can be imported it by an international pharmacy), so I don't know what is the maximum dose for flexeril - it should be stated on the package insert.
Why do you take the flexeril before falling asleep? You need it during the day! I'd been taking tolperison in the past and I started with the maximum dose as... (19 replies)
... e everyone else. I have always had it rough because I was diagnosed with a few other problems but like the cardiologist said I have grown out of them. But this tmj and mayofacial pain I have not grown out of. ... (19 replies)
... Since, I moved I have found a new oral surgeon that treats TMJ and we have redone the lysis and lavage and have done one round of botox. I can tell now where the botox has helped. ... (19 replies)
... g, creaking and cracking in my neck and ears..headaches..this pain in my face has happened before about 2 years ago and then on and off..TMJ is a nightmare..I am tired from waking up in pain all night, and now I have brain fog everyday..forget what I am saying half the time..I feel like I am 80. ... (14 replies)