... Jordo, my TMJ specialist started me out with gentle jaw exercises. You can find many online videos for TMJ exercises to help stretch the tired and upset jaw muscles. That may help you. A dentist or a doctor should be able to prescribe muscle relaxers. ... (11 replies)
... I've tried it didn't help my symptoms:
- looseness and or soreness of back teeth
- tooth pain
- clicking, popping jaw joints
- grating sounds
- jaw locking opened or closed
- pain in cheek muscles
- uncontrollable jaw or tongue movements
- hissing, buzzing, ringing, or roaring sounds
- clogged, stuffy, "itchy" ears, feeling of fullness (2 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)
... ry,feels like everything is unreal,like i live a dream and i dont see 3d.I got the feeling that i always see the surface of my nose as well.And ofc my face feels tired and stretched all day long,same as me.I never woke up one day and say,yeah i feel full charged and cool!I always wake up more tired than i went to bed with. ... (5 replies)
... ry,feels like everything is unreal,like i live a dream and i dont see 3d.I got the feeling that i always see the surface of my nose as well.And ofc my face feels tired and stretched all day long,same as me.I never woke up one day and say,yeah i feel full charged and cool!I always wake up more tired than i went to bed with. ... (0 replies)
... I believe I either have tmj or had vestibular neuritis All with complications from GAD. What do you all think? ... (7 replies)
... I know this is very late but I just started having this problem for the last 3 months. I'm not sure if its my GERD or TMJ but I have both so it's hard to pinpoint. My jaw, neck, ear, throat and left shoulder hurt. ... (21 replies)
... Hello, I really need some help here. I'm feeling strange lately and am trying to reassure that I don't have anything serious.
I know I have TMJ. I just want to know if anybody else is having these symptoms:
-Hearing in left ear worsened (feeling "clogged")
-Blind spot in left eye (appeared from nowhere just a few days ago, went into eye doc and he said... (0 replies)
... 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.
... (4 replies)
... 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. ... (5 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,... (5 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. ... (5 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)