Originally Posted by seanm
I was recently diagnosed (first suggested by a dentist and an ER dr and now a chiriopractor who examined my jaw), and intend to see a chiriopractor. Any suggestions? I also have a pinched nerve in my neck and a herniated disc (slight I think) in the neck area. Could that be complicating or even causing TMJ? Thanks!!
Sean, Welcome to the club. The bad news is that TMJ problems can make you pretty miserable at times. The good news, which way outweighs the bad news, there are a whole bunch of therapies that can be used to get relief from your symptoms. I've worked with a chiropractor for my TMJ and I've gotten some relief. I know people who have gotten complete relief through their chiropractor. The level of relief depends on what's causing the TMJ.
Were you in an accident? I see that you've been to the ER.
Oh! I agree with Thelma-Louise that the neck and TMJ symptoms are connected at the neck and TMJ are connected. From what I've read, Thelma-Louise has lots of good information.