... 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. ... (4 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)
... 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)
... Not willing to wait I researched TMJ specialists and came up with nothing but dentists that claim they had TMJ training... ... (10 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)
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD or TMJ) can share overlapping symptoms with MS. Usually, MS Symptoms persist for 24+ hours (the severity can wax and wane). MS can present initially in 5% of MSers without lesions. Also, while a brain MRI will or should find lesions, there are MSers whose lesions present along the spine too. An... (12 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)
... 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)
... 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. ... (1 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)
... wide mouth opening sound like TMJ per the literature I've read and what I have, but the rest sound like more than that is going on. ... (1 replies)
... My jaw is tired and all my teeth feel sensitive. I have a small amount of jaw popping or clicking, and I definitely can't really open my mouth super wide. ... (1 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)
... Went for a sleep study to obtain more information for the TMJ specialist. ... (15 replies)
... fullness in my ears and sometimes my jaw muscles are sore and get tired from eating and talking etc. sometimes the tone of my voice changes and goes a bit hoarse. ... (1 replies)