Surgery - IVRO
I've been suffering in the extreme for over 2 years. My disc is displaced and I have swelling, pain in my ear, pain in my throat, neck pain, my teeth don't come together, I don't sleep well....etc.
I had an arthrocentisis at the Mayo Clinic 6 months ago, plus botox injections. I had a little relief but now everything is back to where it was. The doctor wants to do an IVRO surgery to bolt the jaw together.
Has anyone had the IVRO surgery? Also, there is so much negativity about surgery, has anyone had a positive experience having a surgical procedure? I'm a professional singer and make my living using my jaw - this is a really heavy problem for me and I just want to get it fixed.
I've read all the suggestions: soft food, massage, good posture, etc. but, in the end, there is a mechanical problem that needs to be fixed - there's bone on bone and there's big swelling along my jawline and pretty much non-stop pain all the time.
Anyway - surgery stories please. Especially with IVRO as this is the next step for me.