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Old 11-05-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Question re off-balance symptom

this may seem a bit of a weird question...

if i get on a skateboard and skate about i am fine and same if i dance about... however when just walking around the house i can then feel off-balance occasionally...

this is where i start to wonder if the balance is a postural things related to my neck etc... and not tmj...

i also have a similar thing sometimes in the car where i am fine until i get to the traffic lights and then i feel a bit dizzy but when i start driving again i am fine...

wondering whether there are more psychological things at play sometimes coupled with my posture issues...?

 
Old 11-05-2009, 06:56 AM   #2
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Re: Question re off-balance symptom

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this may seem a bit of a weird question...

if i get on a skateboard and skate about i am fine and same if i dance about... however when just walking around the house i can then feel off-balance occasionally...

this is where i start to wonder if the balance is a postural things related to my neck etc... and not tmj...

i also have a similar thing sometimes in the car where i am fine until i get to the traffic lights and then i feel a bit dizzy but when i start driving again i am fine...

wondering whether there are more psychological things at play sometimes coupled with my posture issues...?
HI---The dizziness for me was one of the last horrible symptoms I got over the past year. At times, I literally will be walking through a doorway with a basket of laundry or something, and bang into the door jam, losing my balance. OR just have basic dizziness when I'm doing nothing at all. Your inner ear is probably being affected due to the tmjd. As for my case, I also have had increased anxiety and panick at times, and along with all the other symptoms, this can make life very complicated and hard to deal with. And yes, postural issues can also make your muscles in turn work overtime in compensation for your structure being thrown off. Do you have a forward head posture at all from tmjd.? IF you are having all these nasty symptoms, please get to a competent tmj specialist and get evaluated. Take care, J.

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Re: Question re off-balance symptom

If you can, the next time it happens pay attention to the position of your jaw and if any contact of teeth is being made at the time - whether your teeth were apart, almost touching or firmly meeting together and where the contact was made. Also pay attention to what postion your jaw, head and neck are in when it occurs and if there were any sudden movments of either the head. neck or eyes just prior to the onset of it - it may help you figure out if its bite related and resulting from musucular imbalances or stemming from your neck> Regardless of which, in a way its all related b/c both the jaw and neck share the same muscles and each influences the other when functioning.

 
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