... me I had sinusitis despite me not having discharge, they recommended a spray but I decided to go elsewhere for a second opinion. The second doctor told me I had TMJ as well as bad posture! I'm trying to improve my posture as I know it's a problem, I've been thinking of getting one of those back braces. ... (0 replies)
... Hi, glad to hear you're doing better, that's always great. I was good for all my years and this hit me suddenly too but all because of a dentist. Why did your tmjd start?
I'm scared of splint therapy but who knows I may try one day...just so many negative reviews. My ears and temple hurt so bad at times now but I don't want to go off of desperation so I'm at a standstill... (4 replies)
... I've been dealing with TMJ for about 18 months now. I started splint therapy 10 months ago, and it has really helped my back, shoulder, and neck. ... (4 replies)
... I understand completely about not having truly good days... it is very hard. I try and keep myself busy as best as I can... seems to help a bit.
I just found out I have to get my precertification re-done for the new year for my physical therapy (dry needling)..will take some time so now I have to cancel my upcoming appointments. I am however going to a consultation with a... (22 replies)
... he did touch my teeth so now I feel they will never be the same and the more I jump around the worse it can get. Good thing your teeth weren't altered. Does the tmj cause you to grind or clench? ... (22 replies)
... I am so tired of living off of oatmeal, yogurt, and pasta. ... (7 replies)
... That is great! I am so happy to hear that trigger point therapy has helped you.
I second that it is a good idea to investigate triger point therapy, traditional physical therapy (manipulation/stretching), acupuncture and chiropractic care.
The last treatment I will mention is dry needling. They insert a needle in the trigger point causing the musle to spasm at first, then... (2 replies)
... so much advise on our condition and some self treatments! I have been researching this for almost a year now and have came to the same common conclusion on this tmj nightmare! I still cry and it's been 8 months. ... (14 replies)
... I'm tired of doctors who don't help me. I have had ear, jaw, neck and back problems for a long long time. ... (9 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)
... 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. ... (14 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)