TMJ and Motion Sickness
Hi Guys, Bit of an intro.
I have been suffering from TMJ for several years now. I was referred to a prosthodontist who made me a splint, which seemed to remove some of the problems, after about a year with limited success i gave up the splint.
I was referred to a physio who knows a lot about TMJ (by my physio) who I have been seing recently. He has given me some pointers to break the habit of clenching, as well as some massage techniques to ease the tightness of the masseter and lateral pterygoid muscles, this is having some effect so i will continue with this.
I dont really get a lot of pain in the jaw, although my jaw does pop everytime i open my mouth wide, my main problem seems to be the dizziness.
Another side effect that really annoys me is motion sickness, which i am assuming my TMJ is causing. I get Motion Sick real easy. During a plane takeoff i get incredibly dizzy and for a few days afterwards i have a real bad case of vertigo.
The worst i have probably felt was when i got off of a boxing bouncy castle, i felt like the floor was moving underneath me afterwards...very unpleasant.
I am going on a 13 night cruise in about 2 months and have started developing some anxiety about getting sea sickness bad and spoiling it. I have been on fishing boats recently, and with medication have been ok, mainly feeling sick after i get off the boat, but hopefully i will feel ok.
Im working on my jaw massages in the hope that my TMJ eases in time for the cruise so that the TMJ related motion sickness is limited.
I think if i convinced myself that the vertigo and dizziness was TMJ related it would allow me to combat the mental side of things.
I guess my question here is, do any other TMJ sufferers have motion sickness, and more specifically, do you have a bad case of motion sickness from planes, and boats? Do you think that TMJ sufferers are more prone to motion sickness?
Reading this site has confirmed that a lot of my healt probs are TMJ related.