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Old 06-24-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy Could this be TMJ

New to this board but I have posted to the Anxiety board about a year ago.

I know that I clench my teeth at night because sometimes it wakes me. Do TMJ suffers get a tingly feeling in their cheeks like they had been trying really hard to blow up a balloon??? Also can TMJ be felt just on one side??? I also have really tight face, scalp, neck and shoulder muscles and just recently resorted to going to pysio therapy for some relief. Sometimes I feel like I have cold chills just on the left side of my body which is the side I think I clench the most, when this happens I get really anxious. Can the tight muscles from TMJ affect all they way down to my leg or does it just affect the muscles in the face, scalp and neck??? Sometimes my left leg feels like how restless leg syndrome is described.

Any inofrmation on TMJ would be soooo helpful to realx my anxious

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Old 06-24-2007, 06:31 PM   #2
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Re: Could this be TMJ

Yes to all, in my opinion..........it can all be related b/c with tmj the cervical spine or neck is often involved or compromised which can cause the other symptoms you describe. You may want to seek treatment to stop the clenching (this will help alleviate the tight facial and neck muscles) as well as a chiro trained in tmj to adjust your c-spine which will help eliminate the tingly sensations or cold chills, restless legs syndrome, etc. Most tmj specialists as well as chiros will do a scratch test where they scratch the surface of your skin on both sides of your body such as the arms, legs, feet and face to check for variations in sensations felt - most will find the side most affected by tmj to have a sharper sensation and the unaffected side (if it is one sided only - for some it can be both) a duller sensation.

 
Old 06-25-2007, 06:58 AM   #3
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Re: Could this be TMJ

Thank you so much for answering me. I will try to find a chiro trained in TMJ. I might have to find a new dentist too because he has never addressed my TMJ issue.

Thanks again.

 
Old 06-27-2007, 06:43 PM   #4
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Re: Could this be TMJ

I have the exact feeling in my right leg...the same side as my TMJ issue. Not sure if it is because of TMJ, but it seems to come and go just like my jaw discomfort...and it never happened until I had this TMJ thing act up.

 
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