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    Old 09-19-2002, 06:46 PM   #1
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    The Kinnie-Funt Visual Index of Head, Neck and Facial Pain and TMJ Dysfuction:

    Eye Pain and Eye Problems:
    - eye pain above, below, behind
    - bloodshot eyes
    - blurring of vision
    - bulging appearance
    - pressure behind the eyes
    - light sensitivity
    - watering of the eyes
    - drooping of the eye lid

    Head Pain, Headache Problems, Facial Pain:
    - forehead pain
    - temporal pain
    - "migraine" type headache
    - "cluster-type" headache
    - sinus headache under the eyes
    - posterior headaches, back of head, with or without shooting pains
    - hair and/or scalp painful to touch

    Mouth, Face, Cheek, and Chin Problems:
    - discomfort or pain to any of these areas
    - limited opening
    - inability to open the jaw smoothly or evenly
    - jaw deviates to one side when opening
    - inability to "find bite" with teeth

    Teeth and Gum Problems:
    - clenching or grinding at night
    - looseness and or soreness of back teeth
    - tooth pain

    Jaw and Jaw Joint Problems:
    - clicking, popping jaw joints
    - grating sounds
    - jaw locking opened or closed
    - pain in cheek muscles
    - uncontrollable jaw or tongue movements

    Ear Pain, Ear Problems, and Postural Imbalances:
    - hissing, buzzing, ringing, or roaring sounds
    - diminished hearing
    - ear pain - without infection
    - clogged, stuffy, "itchy" ears, feeling of fullness
    - balance problems, "vertigo", dizziness, or disequilibrium

    Throat Problems:
    - swallowing difficulties
    - tightness of throat
    - sore throat without infection
    - voice fluctuations
    - laryngitis
    - frequent coughing or constant clearing of throat
    - feeling of foreign object in throat
    - tongue pain
    - salivation (intense)
    - pain of the hard palate in the mouth

    Neck and Shoulder Problems:
    - lack of mobility - reduced range of movement
    - stiffness
    - neck pain
    - tired, sore neck muscles
    - shoulder aches
    - back pain upper and lower
    - arm and finger tingling, numbness and or pain


    While many of these symptoms have been connected with TMJ Dysfunction, there is no true "classic" picture of a person that suffers from TMJ Dysfunction.

    Me, personally, I suffered with 35 of the above mentioned symptoms!!
    But, thanks to a wonderful TMJ Dentist who really knew what he was doing, I'm 95% "normal" again ... whatever that is!!

    Marlene

     
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