Originally Posted by nessie01
hi yeah i actually am quite small as in 160cm tall and smallish frame (hidden under a few kilos lol) and i do have a small mouth and small head...so maybe its normal for me............im going to ask him again about this when i see him..........
my nureomuscular dentist is part of the americain dental thinghy (he is in new zealand where i live, but is american i think) he also leatures around the world about TMJ and uses a tomo xray and seems to know his stuff..
anyway he emailed me back regarding my flare in pain and said that it was unusaul and that murphys law if i lived around the corner then i would be fine lol
anyway he said use my gelb through day and my night plate at night......so i will give it a go and see.........i am giving it 2 weeks!!! i must remember also that i have had TMJ for yearssssssssss, but only got severe this year, so maybe i especting to much to soon?
my symptoms when i started the splint is a flare in past symptoms some of which had previuosly dissapeared and have now returned plus a inflamation burning feeling in the joints themselves which for the last two days has settled.
my symptoms are headaches, pain when eat, neck, scalp forehead pain, tingly face and pressure soreness behind eyes............i however can manage most days without any pain killers, and take OTC if needed.........i can also eat most food fine of course not the stuff like bagels or steak etc...my mouth opening is normal and i dont lock....i do have noises thou light popping and a sort of clunk sound......
for some reason my pain is ten times worse when im sitting down? and heaps better when up doing things.........anyone feel worse when sitting? thanks for your replys
HI--I am with you on the muscular pain being worse when I'm inactive. My muscles are in such spasm right now that any sitting kills me. I need to keep moving. Curious, what is your doctor's name Nessie? Also, if you have had tmjd for a long time, a couple of months is not going to be a good enough time to judge whether your splint is the problem. Obviously if it feels adjusted improperly, you can tell that, but I"m talking about the onset of symptoms you may be feeling as a result of treatment starting (with the splint). For example, in my case I've had tmjd for almost 20yrs., and I've been in my splint for 2mo. I still haven't seen any big improvement in my muscular symptoms, actually if anything i feel worse because my jaw is being pulled forward to the position that it should have been in all this time.I'm no expert, but that is something I imagine that can make muscles ticked off. LOL.
Good Luck with your treatment. Keep your doctor posted of anything severe, remember, that's why you are paying him the big bucks....Keep him on his toes, so to speak. Take care...J.