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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint board


Hey Cayden, oh my goodness.. a BIG HUG! im sorry to hear your like that :( take a deep breathe! Are you getting any pain...?

You need to see your dentist ASAP!

Botox can fix that and also a heatpac to reduce inflammation , same with Advil... but please if you can try seeing your dentist asap, and call in sick to work....

Are you in pain at the moment... oh gosh i hope you're ok.. im praying for you now ....... you are in my thoughts... deep breathes ok, you will be okay chant that to yourself, you're flare up will go down but for now try taking advil etc.

You may also want to take fish oil tablets and magnesium to help with stress relieve and muscle spasm....

I wish there was more i could do to help you :( please hang in there okay... See your dentist and get the xrays, as much as it hurts your jaw wont dislocate, something has set this off, but you will get better, flare up will go away soon, i also heard that ice followed by heat help fight of spasms.. God Bless

Let me know how you go? Sorry i cant be anymore help :(
xo
Well its not a good sign. From what I have been told it is the extreme form of muscular dysfunction - and yes its in your head but not a mental issue by no means - and if someone says it could be just get up and leave. It is seldom seen by most drs unless they are highly advanced, experienced and knowledgeable in tmj, the musculoskeletal structure and muscular disorders. It borders on the neurolgoical disorders of dystonia and dyskenesia (sp?) b/c the symptoms are similar to an extent - and some neurologists may want to treat it as such - but other than meds I doubt they can solve the problem. At this point a splint will help but you may first have to get the muscles to relax a bit before you can even be fitted for the splint or do both at the same time. It may not progress any further than what you have now assuming you receive the proper treatment - I unfortunately was treated incorrectly by drs who were not familiar with this form of muscular dysfunction and it did get much worse to my horror and disbelief - but on the brighter side I finally found a dentist last year who has seen this before and he referred me to my current chiro who has done a wonderful job in getting the bones which make up the head,face, neck and spine back to where they belong so the muscles would relax enough for the tmj dentist to start treatment - which hopefully begins next month. According to both my tmj dentist and the chiro - as the bite and jaw deviates the muscles go into spasm and left untreated the spasms become strong enough to force your skeletal structure out of alignment and torque or twist your body - when the body tries to correct itself more spasms develop - kind of like a vicious cycle. When I start tmj dental treatment next month I was told I would still probably need either botox injections or trigger point injections to help the muscles "forget" how to spasm as it has been 4 yrs for me now and there is a possibility this has become a habit or learned behavior on the part of the muscles. Although I still get the spasms daily, I can count them now whereas before they were pretty much non stop and would increase in frequency the more I tried to speak or chew anything.

If it continues please see a well trained specialist - I would hate to think anyone else would linger as long as I did with this type of problem.
[QUOTE=Thelma-Louise;3607890]Well its not a good sign. From what I have been told it is the extreme form of muscular dysfunction - and yes its in your head but not a mental issue by no means - and if someone says it could be just get up and leave. It is seldom seen by most drs unless they are highly advanced, experienced and knowledgeable in tmj, the musculoskeletal structure and muscular disorders. It borders on the neurolgoical disorders of dystonia and dyskenesia (sp?) b/c the symptoms are similar to an extent - and some neurologists may want to treat it as such - but other than meds I doubt they can solve the problem. At this point a splint will help but you may first have to get the muscles to relax a bit before you can even be fitted for the splint or do both at the same time. It may not progress any further than what you have now assuming you receive the proper treatment - I unfortunately was treated incorrectly by drs who were not familiar with this form of muscular dysfunction and it did get much worse to my horror and disbelief - but on the brighter side I finally found a dentist last year who has seen this before and he referred me to my current chiro who has done a wonderful job in getting the bones which make up the head,face, neck and spine back to where they belong so the muscles would relax enough for the tmj dentist to start treatment - which hopefully begins next month. According to both my tmj dentist and the chiro - as the bite and jaw deviates the muscles go into spasm and left untreated the spasms become strong enough to force your skeletal structure out of alignment and torque or twist your body - when the body tries to correct itself more spasms develop - kind of like a vicious cycle. When I start tmj dental treatment next month I was told I would still probably need either botox injections or trigger point injections to help the muscles "forget" how to spasm as it has been 4 yrs for me now and there is a possibility this has become a habit or learned behavior on the part of the muscles. Although I still get the spasms daily, I can count them now whereas before they were pretty much non stop and would increase in frequency the more I tried to speak or chew anything.

If it continues please see a well trained specialist - I would hate to think anyone else would linger as long as I did with this type of problem.