Re: Help, Do I have Osteomyelitis, Can it travel throughout body?
I am pretty sure you have tmj - not a tm joint issue but the muscular form of tmj where your skeletal alignment becomes affected and your entire body is impacted. Various things can trigger it - prolonged dental visits with your mouth wide open, changes in bite (fillings, crowns, losing teeth, etc), grinding or clenching, a shift in jaw position, trauma to the head or neck or face, etc. For some the affects can be widespread - most often to the neck or c-spine but for others it can then trickle down to the shoulders, limbs and pelvis/hips and affect other muscle groups as well. It can be quite dibilitating - I have had it for 5 yrs now - most people run the gamut of both medical and dental drs and get no answers or better yet get diagnosed with a host of other conditions - MS, dystonia, dysplasia, dyskinsia, fibromyalgia, RA, salivary gland infections, trimengial neuralgia, etc.
If you can, find a very good holistic or tmj dentist trained in FJO - functional jaw orthotics and a chiro trained in applied kinesiology (search under ICAK) or a chiro who specializes in tmj or sports medicine. There is a tmj forum here as well - maybe copy your post there as well to see if others who have similar problems will relate to your post as much as I did. I kind of went down a similar path that you did to the point I couldn't work anymore - its been a long road and I am only recently starting to see some improvement - the real problem is trying to find the right drs - you will need both, the chiro - to correct what has happened to your body - and the dentist to correct your bite and jaw position. I hope you are able to do both and get some answers real soon.