Severe Pain rt. TMJ - now in left. Rt. TMJ Anyone have an MRI
Where do I Begin????
Had a trauma to a facial muscle and now have severe rt. TMJ pain. I think the muscle went into spasm and pulled on the ligament (or something) that holds the joint in place. Ever since the inj. my joint pops. Difficulty opening my mouth and hurts to talk, swallow, etc. Left side has been OK till a few days ago. I made the mistake of eating a sandwich (been on soft food for months). Last time I did that it seemed to help the rt. side. Not this time. What a mistake. Now the left side is aching also. I am really in trouble - as pain goes up into my temple, down into my throat. I could handle one side - but now that it is on the left side. Wow! Already taking anti infl. , did exercises, etc. Nothing has helped.
Anyone know what an MRI of the joint is like? What do they do? Has anyone had one to see if their joint is out of place?
Any ideas???? I cannot have any chiro or anything like that. .