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Old 02-17-2009, 02:59 PM   #61
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Re: My Ridiculous 6 Year Health Problem: So The Jaw Is Responsible?

I doubt that it will help at all...you and your doctor are putting a band aid on the symptom, and not addressing the cause.

If this were caused by somethings your doctors knew about, it would have responded to treatment by now. In my opinion, what you and your doctors are trying will be futile.

 
Old 02-17-2009, 11:20 PM   #62
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Re: My Ridiculous 6 Year Health Problem: So The Jaw Is Responsible?

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I doubt that it will help at all...you and your doctor are putting a band aid on the symptom, and not addressing the cause.

If this were caused by somethings your doctors knew about, it would have responded to treatment by now. In my opinion, what you and your doctors are trying will be futile.
I've only been using the splint for almost a week and its meant to be used for somewhere between 3 - 6 months for the treatment to properly work.

What would you suggest the specialist be doing instead? They did a x-ray of my jaw and thats fine so he says whats causing the constant "tightness" is a unusually strong clinching which is causing the tightness symptoms along the left side of my head (apparently the left side of the clinching is having more of a pronounced impact, which I can feel when I put my hand under both sides of my jaw when I shut it.... meaning I feel more pressure exerted by the left side of the jaw shutting).

A splint is meant to be used for a situation like this to prevent the jaw from constantly reinforcing such 'tightness' so I don't understand why you believe it to be "futile".

 
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:11 AM   #63
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Re: My Ridiculous 6 Year Health Problem: So The Jaw Is Responsible?

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...Many years ago (I was in high school when I noticed this so could have been around the time this health problem started) I noticed a small red mark on the middle of my right hand and there was a pale white circle around it....
This is the only definitive symptom of Lyme that I am aware of...despite this, some think that less than 30 percent of those with Lyme remember seeing/getting it. You're one of the lucky ones!! You remember seeing it.

Although ticks were originally thought to be the carriers of this disease, some now think that flies, fleas, mosquitoes, and other insects may transmit the infection as well.

Based on what you've told us in the past, your health decline around the same time you saw this mark.

All of your other symptoms are symptoms of Lyme disease.

Your infectious disease specialist was wrong when he told you that Lyme doesn't exist in Australia. I have provided links in the past that support what I am saying.

If you are infected by lyme and/or its coinfections, only killing the infection will relieve your symtoms and that is IF you kill the infection before permenant damage has been done.

Ticker gave you some excellent advice...if you're serious about treating your condition, you'll utilize the resources she was so kind to share with you.

 
Old 02-20-2009, 06:05 AM   #64
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Re: My Ridiculous 6 Year Health Problem: So The Jaw Is Responsible?

Am including the following US government link for any readers who have jaw problems or who have been diagnosed with TMJ, and who don't respond to traditional treatment for the condition:

[url]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2812630[/url]

Another thread that may be of interest:
[url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=626040[/url]

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Old 03-30-2009, 11:29 PM   #65
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Re: My Ridiculous 6 Year Health Problem: So The Jaw Is Responsible?

Yesterday I saw my physio and she believes that a nerve(s) running along the left side of my head/back and leg is underpinning my left head tightness, the feeling of tightness I usually feel running along the left side of my back and to an extent along my left leg.

She has told me to do an exercise where I get a towel and hold it around my left foot and lean my head down while pulling on the towel with my hands to stretch the nerve along my left leg (I can feel that underneath my leg it feels tight when I do this).

Is there anything else I could do to help resolve this hyperactive/inflammed nerve along my left side? Any medical or oral treatment I could seek from my GP other than just doing the physio stretches?

Thanks.

 
Old 03-31-2009, 03:06 PM   #66
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Re: My Ridiculous 6 Year Health Problem: So The Jaw Is Responsible?

Jerry1985

I have the same as you only opposite side, Right head neck arm, back, pelvis area, leg to the foot tightness. The right head has pressure and a humming.

I wonder is this is due tmj, neck or brain.

PS: look at your cheekbones, are they balanced or is one higher and further back?
Put you fingers in your ears, are they even?

I in my gut of gut feel this is my main problem, my right cheekbone is up and further back and my right ear is further back, my last osteo appoint. I asked why is my neck and head so tight, she said your chewing on your neck- she has yet to balance my headbones, I may have to have a chiro do it.

Your temporal bones with are attached to your cheekbones houses the tmj joint, so the joint is going to sit in its house, thus your jaw is not going to function right.

Now this is what I have researched and by my symptoms and face I have come to the conclusion that until my cranial bones are balanced (no ones are perfect- but mine use to be more even) I will always have these symptoms. If one temporal is noticably different, then the atlas (occiput) will be off also, as all the bones in the head.

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