Hi, I am in the New England area and I suffer terribly with my disks being displaced. Everyone here gives me negative feedback on this surgery and I really was hoping to find something positive. Peggy, I am SO glad that you are doing well. It sounds like you have a great doctor.
My jaw is a mess. I have a mouth guard, have just been in Pt, and now they want to do injections into the joints? Do you know anything about the injections? They tell me that this surgery should be a LAST resort. I would think I could find some good doctors in the Boston Mass. area.
I get muscle spasms in my face that are like that or a charlie horse in your calf. It is incredible. Sometimes when that happens I cannot even move my mouth or the spasms come non stop.
Right now I am stable, but VERY discouraged. I have no dental ins. only medicare and I am on disability. The dental clinic here can do routine things, but they do not administer meds, for any procedures so I panic all of the time. I need some fillings and cannot get my mouth open long enough to do that. I can barely do cleanings and that is with many breaks during the cleaning.
I sometimes feel at the VERY end of my rope. I have pain meds for other issues which helps my jaw, but this does not help the disk issue or help me get my dental work done