... Trust your instincts - from you've you told me it doesn't sound like they have a lot of experience with TMJ.
TMJ is extremely complicated - while PTs may get some general training, my limited experience is that you really have to find a PT that specializes in it to get results and this can be hard - because its not the typical injury or problem that PTs routinely treat.
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... Today was my first assessment by PT. This is where I am not sure what is going on. They pulled up a TMJ questionnaire on Google right in front of me! UGH. I asked if they treat TMJ. ... (4 replies)
... 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)
Not sure what you mean be your jaw feels tired - is it tiring to chew food for example?
Its pretty easy to diagnose impacted wisdom teeth - dental xrays will tell you that.
I would get a second opinion from another dentist.
But if turns out that your wisdom teeth are impacted; then I would get them removed - its simple surgery and see if things improve. I... (1 replies)
... t stopped for awhile, but now my jaw is ALWAYS tired. I can still crack it, but the main problem is the tiredness. I went to a dentist who say they specialize in tmj so I could maybe get a splint, but he told me I don't have tmj. ... (1 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)
... 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)
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)