The side you have the pain on is not the side the problem is on?
Can anybody substantiate this claim: that the side you have the pain on is not the side the problem is on, reason being that because the joints move in unison the disc displacement on say the right will transfer over to the left and cause the problems there?
Re: The side you have the pain on is not the side the problem is on?
I have been told this by many drs too - the pain experienced on the "good" or functional side is actually due to the extra burden it is enduring as a result of the other side not functioning correctly. It kind of makes sense as my clicking is on the right side yet all the pain is on my left. Now several years into this - my left side now feels better - but now my right side hurts and the joint still clicks only when I chew. I think one would experience this more if it is more of a bite problem in which the the load of the bite is not properly balanced.