Re: Tmj slanted lower jaw surgery or other solution??
Have you had an MRI yet and 3D CT scan of your condyles, discs and neck area? Unless your discs are completely out of place or you have other jaw issues, I wouldn't think you should be looking to surgery yet. Have you had a surgeon recommend surgery to you?
You already know you have muscle spasms and posture issues. That should be a focus of your treatment. Also, making sure your splint is putting your lower jaw in proper positioning. If the jaw is in proper position, the muscles will eventually loosen up.
I found my lower mandibular repositioning splint to be very helpful. It took about 3 months, but I did start seeing a difference at about three months.
I had a sleep splint made by my dentist that I wore for a long time. Turns out, the dentist made it to protect my teeth, but it didn't address my bite properly and contributed to my TMJD.
It took finding a highly trained functional orthodontist/sleep dentist/TMJ dentist who custom designed a different type of sleep splint for me to get relief. That sleep splint did wonders for holding my jaw in place when I slept and helping me reduce my bruxism and loosen my muscles from being in constant spasm.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement, Plantar Fasciitis, DeQuervains, Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome