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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint board

  1. Anyone Try Prolotherapy?
    ... the prolotherapy? Im so interested. I got 60/c of botox and the muscles feel a little better but the joint...

  2. Left Side Closed Lock, Then Right, Now Both!
    ... looney - i cant remember if we've talked about botox before, but because you're having such terrible muscle...
    ... would of given it a try. I have heard of the botox , but I don't know much about it. I don't know what...

  3. Killer Tension Headaches - Nonstop - Please Help
    ... looney - have you considered botox ? i had varying success with it [once it worked and...

  4. daily life impairment
    ... been on over 30 different medicines, had steroid and botox injections, and even attempted the lidoderm patch...

  5. SPLINTS CAUSING OPEN BITES, tmj hell
    ... re having severe muscle spams, have you considered botox injections? i had them done twice. the first time ... all and made my symptoms a lot worse. perhaps the botox would be more beneficial for you.. it's worth thinking ... about it. :) i know that botox isnt a cure, but perhaps it could give you some temporary...

  6. Hi i am new here ---- diagnosed with TMJ
    ... 10 months and have had a few surgeries inbetween botox and steriod injections hypnosis etc. etc.etc. :) ...

  7. TMJ disorders and wisdom teeth
    ... numerous pain/migraine/muscule relaxant medications, botox , chiropractor, etc etc. all i can recommend is to...

  8. HEADACHES
    ... only things that have relieved the migraines were botox for one time [3 months], and the splint that im currently...

  9. Should I get treatment?
    ... massage, physical therapy, chiropractor, osteopathy, botox , NTI, nightguard,etc etc etc. this summer, i found...

  10. New To The Forum
    ... antidepressants, muscle relaxants, migraine meds, botox , acupuncture, TENS, etc etc etc. right now, tho,...

  11. new to the board not new to tmj
    ... with not much more relief. steriod injections sept botox injections in oct. any relief outthere or am i just...

  12. New to board and have lots of questions about pain management
    ... therabite). This helped a lot with muscle spasms. Botox shots which are again a bandaid not really treating...
    ... cortisone shots which did not help - i am now going under botox injections to help relax the jaw muscles....

  13. BOTOX INJECTIONS FOR SEVERE TMJ PAIN.
    ... doing.. im hoping that things will get better. i had botox injections done 2 times. once in december 2002 and ... june 2003. the first time, the botox began working after a week and lasted exactly 2 months ... migraines for a couple of months. the second time i got botox , it didnt work at all. in fact, it made my muscular ... spasm; others didnt hurt at all. the main factor with botox , for me, was the price. it cost $1100 [CDN]. also ... the first time]. anyway, that's my experience with botox . if you have any more questions, i'd be glad to answer...
    ... responding, sorry to hear about your last attempt of botox therapy. i hope now that you have some sort of pain ... relief. I am not sure whether to go ahead with botox . paralysing muscle groups is just treating my symptoms ... surgeries within the past 12 months. have you had more botox injections after your second attempt at it? if so...
    ... carey - no, i havent gone back for more botox . i cant justify spending $1100 to see whether it ... been giving me relief almost equal to that of the botox when it worked the first time. my muscular pain is ... right disc is popping again like it did when i had the botox [it's "supposed" to be permanently displaced]. im ... money [and weigh pros/cons], i'd maybe suggest getting botox so that you could have a couple of months of relief...
    ... I also had botox injections in my forehead, temples, SCM, and traps ... that the jaw joint is very sensitive and if you don't botox the right muscles in the right places then that will ... spasms and pain. I have read that sometimes when you botox one muscle, another one will go into spasm. The botox ... relaxed a little but were still in spasm. Apparently botox doesn't travel very far when injected into the muscles ... helps. I understand why you are hesitant because botox is just a bandaid but for me, just a little pain relief...
    ... honest with me. he said that with his experience with botox and tmj, in most cases it has caused more pain for ... about it is that i dont have to pay anything for the botox , the government subsideses it, so that is a big relief...
    ... reading your posts, i have decided not to have the botox injections. with my history it would brobably be like...
    ... wasn't getting any better, and at this place, I had botox injections once. They did about 5 injections on each ... feel better, and as for what you should do about the botox , that is a decisin that you are going to have to weigh...

  14. Treatment options and insurance
    ... medication, PT, massage, osteopathy, migraine treatment, botox , chiropracty, nightguard, NTI, and so on] for over ... been the only thing to give me relief [except for the botox , but that only worked 1 out of 2 times]. i'd suggest...

  15. To chew or not to chew gum
    ... since my problems are muscular related. when i got botox , i had to chew gum right after it to make sure the ... botox was distributed throughout the chewing muscles. before...

  16. Could tmjd have alot of muscular aspects?
    ... are attributed to muscular problems - when i had my botox the first time, my pain got incredibly better, and...

  17. TMJ surgery....Why is it performed???? Everyone Look at This Post Please!!
    ... inflamatories , pain meds), I had steroid injections and botox directly in the joint, I had 3 bite splints, I had...

  18. pain
    ... i got botox injections 2 times. the first time, it worked amazingly ... muscular pain worse. if you're at your rope's end, botox may be an option for you.. altho, it is short-acting...

  19. Question for everyone with TMJ
    ... some success with controlling my muscular pain was botox . i got 2 rounds of botox injections - the first time ... muscular and/or from the TMJs, themselves. when the botox worked the first time, i noticed i had pain coming...
    ... vicodin, darvocette,vicoprofen,Amerge(for migraines), botox , lidocaine patches that go directly on the tmj joint...

  20. Need advice
    ... arthoscopy anyway to take a look around. He suggested BOTOX shots. I decided not to go that route because I don...

  21. face pain, first time ever
    ... biggest complaints. to control the muscular pain, i got botox injections 2 times. the first time, it worked awesome ... hadnt noticed before. the second time, however, the botox did not work at all. in fact, it made my muscular...

  22. Cortisone
    ... Cortisone is a temporary fix, like botox . I had three cortisone shots and it was definitely...

  23. xanax
    ... center. Do they give you face TMJ trigger point or botox injections there for pain....
    ... help with severe leg pain (that came on after having botox injected into my periformis (butt) muscle). It also...

  24. Mom had two surgeries and still in PAIN!
    ... in terrible pain. The surgeon wants to now inject botox . Well, we are very hesitant to allow this doc to...
    ... probably have the same implant and nothing but problems. Botox is nothing but temporary relief and will not cure...
    ... botox will not cure her.. it is only a very temporary measure ... it's from the joint itself. she could always try botox , but it's very expensive and doesnt always work. ...

  25. Discectomy.....To Carey & cally22
    ... ear pain etc. i don't know if you read my post on " botox " but i decided not to go ahead with it purely on the ... hasn't had much success with tmj patients. and if botox makes my pain worse, gee i couldn't even bare to think...

  26. NM dentist and orthodontist with different opinions
    ... know if I find one as well. OK?? My doc mentioned Botox to me as well. Anyone else ever tried this??? Another...

  27. Tmj pain
    ... had bitesplints, over 30 medications, steriod and botox injections, multiple procedures,plus 4 surgeries....
    ... and TMJD symptoms worse anyhow. Also you mentioned BOTOX injections and steroids. I noticed 2 years ago when ... the bad dental and jaw pain starting. How did the botox injections help you????? Did you experience like...
    ... I am quite young.(I am in still in High school)The botox did nothing for me and it was so painful that I choose...

  28. saaraah...neuro's
    ... all kinds of splints, chiro, massage, bio-feedback, botox injections, orthodontics, counseling, anti-inflamatories...

  29. national institute of health - neuromusuclar dentistry not effective
    ... naproxen, feverfew, riboflavin, divalproex [evil drug!] + botox - checked for active inflammation to signal rheumatoid...

  30. anyone treated in Atlanta
    ... think he is worth a phone call. Besides her initial botox injection, his method is the first to reduce her jaw...

  31. Vision Migraines?
    ... unhappy, which leads to a migraine for me. when i had botox , i did not have a migraine for at least 3 months where...

  32. Amateurdoc........Sorry to hear
    ... and flare-up. I know you said it happened after the Botox , but with your recent visit to Dr. C and trying the...

  33. literati and amateurdoc
    ... migraines. amateurdoc - after i got my last round of botox , my pain became *a lot* worse, too, and i'm thinking ... that the botox triggered it. it's too bad because it's been over ... and the pain is still very bad. "Reading more about botox since then, I've found that you are not supposed to ... inject botox into areas of inflammation. Are not spasming muscles...
    ... Saaraah, You said your pain got worse after the botox , and that it was still very bad. Has it decreased...
    ... decreased a *tiny* amount. the doctor i see to get botox injections is in another city, so i havent been able...

  34. How soon after getting a repo splint did u notice a difference?
    ... the nerves don't send (pain) signals to the brain. Botox also either blocks the release or the uptake of acetylcholi ... Right now in my wife's face and neck I think the botox has put out the welcome mat for all the acetylcholine...
    ... not quite as bad. I wonder if we hadn't done the botox would she be in this terrible shape? Then again, ... the previous two botox treatments helped and gave her hope for the future...
    ... amateurdoc - botox blocks the release of acetylcholine, which results...

  35. please help, I'm new
    ... im currently undergoing splint therapy along with botox treatment for my masseter muscles on each side. my...
    ... to realistically handle a "real" job. i, too, had botox injections. the first time, it worked great. the...
    ... Hey Saaraah, As I said before, my wife has had botox injections, and in the past they were a great benefit ... she had 1 1/2 weeks ago. We can't figure out if the botox or the NTI triggered a HORRIBLE episode that she is ... injection sites, but doc (of course) said no, not due to botox . Asked for an oral steroid to relieve inflammation ... makes me think it was a reaction (anti-bodies?) to the botox is that in the past the botox took 4-7 days to start ... today, 10 days post-injection. Reading more about botox since then, I've found that you are not supposed to ... inject botox into areas of inflammation. Are not spasming muscles...
    ... was feeling better. I wouldn't be surprised if the botox caused her problems. I have many allergies (or as ... of the neuro doctors I met with recently mentioned botox as a treatment for TMJD. He didn't favour it, and ... He said the liver filters the body's poisons, and botox is a poison. This fellow had been using botox for...

  36. depressed
    ... are doing. a fairly new temporary remedy for this is botox . which i have recieved in my masseter muscles. this...

  37. Saaraah.....would like to ask you a question.
    ... osteopath semi-regularly for the past year. i also got botox , which helped for a couple of months, but the second...

  38. Question about Dr. Rondeau
    ... check. i was going to be fairly content to pay for botox for the rest of my relief, which only treats the symptoms...

  39. botox
    ... kielbasa at some special place. Ahh, the memories. Botox --I doubt it will last 3 months, but if it is helping ... your muscles after they start working again. The botox kind of turns them off for a short period, then they ... restart when the botox is wearing off. So instead of trying to teach an ... you get a new puppy to work with. My wife has had botox three times, and it peaks after about 2-3 weeks, and ... of watching my wife try to smile when she gets the botox in her cheek muscles. I told her I'll paint one on...
    ... i've gotten botox 2 times: once in december, which worked amazingly ... gotta love throw $1100 down the drain]. when the botox did work in december, it lasted for exactly 2 months ... until your body acclimates. generally, the effects of botox wear off sooner in the masseter muscles compared to...
    ... question. i believe the majority of you said that the botox doesnt last more than two months and it tappers after...
    ... jane12 - it really depends on the person. the botox can last from 1 month to 12 months depending on the ... last 3-6 months. it sounds like you got a lot of botox injected into your masseters. when i had my botox...

  40. botox [botulinum toxin] injections
    ... that last for days sometimes weeks. I'm looking into botox shots but my neurologist has some reservations about...
    ... that you have to be very careful about injecting the botox near the front of the neck because it can affect swallowing ... side effect. interestingly enough, even after the botox wore off, i didnt have a migraine for about 3 months ... my osteopath tells me]. i dont know if i suggest botox , since it is extremely expensive [$1100 per treatment ... , since i needed 2 vials of the botox ], and it only worked 1 out of 2 times for me. if...
    ... the info. Your dentist must have been skilled in botox . I would not trust my current TMJ dentist to do that...
    ... Hi, I don't have any experience with botox , but I have been getting some relief from my chiropractor...

  41. my jaw
    ... therapy, massage, and/or osteopathy. also, i got botox injections for my muscular pain - the first time,...
    ... bottom cheek area) flares up. so how long did the botox injection give you relief? what are u doing now to...

  42. there are answers out there!
    ... are getting. I'm at the point where I'm considering botox injections in my neck because my C1 movement is most...

  43. This might help -give it a try...
    ... unfortunately.My daughter recieved numerous injections of Botox on both sides of her jaw,and areas around it which ... left and she was back to recieve more injections of Botox because it was starting to wear off.I also talked ... disorder and she was also very grateful to the DR. and Botox . People were there from all over the U.S. to get relief...
    ... Thanks for the info. Do you know what muscles were botox ed? And what type of doctor did the injections? ... My neurologist wouldn't do botox because he said it is a delicate balance among the ... inject one muscle it might go into more spasm after botox ing other muscles. Thanks for your help....

  44. MRI - Neurostimulator
    ... straight neck. Pain doc has recently treated her using botox injections in the back of her neck, which helped greatly...

  45. This Dr. is one of the best......check him out!
    ... My daughter recieved numerous injections of Botox on both sides of her jaw,and areas around it which ... left and she was back to recieve more injections of Botox because it was starting to wear off.I also talked ... disorder and she was also very grateful to the DR. and Botox . People were there from all over the U.S. to get relief...

  46. Chiro. again...What do you think?
    ... head so that the head is tilted. They generally use botox shots to help calm the muscles down if nothing else...
    ... t take the pain from that. I don't know if she had botox injections or something else. Stacie...

  47. Spastic Torticollis
    ... said he thinks I have it. It is usually treated with botox shots to prevent the muscles from pulling on the face...

  48. I feel like giving up :-(
    ... doctor is really nice thank god and they paid for my botox injection! I had which I was shocked! I am suppose...

  49. Burning in Jaw
    ... He diagnosed her with occipital neuralgia and did botox injections on both sides of her head, hitting the ... well as an epidural inj.). The only problem with the botox is that she says her head feels heavy by the end of...
    ... like my head is real tight in areas. I just rec'd botox injections a week ago, they said I would see if it...
    ... weeks before my wife started seeing any help from the botox injections. They used one full vial. The needle ... a facet joint injection at C-2,3. Give the botox some more time to work. It will deaden your muscles...

  50. Questions - Educate me Please :-)
    ... treatments are getting it either. I wonder sometimes about botox . Has your daughter had an injury to her neck or...

  51. Hi Starr.........MRI
    ... praying to god to get though it, and I did! I got Botox in the morning earier the same day (yesterday) and...
    ... I gave it to the dentist to read. Hi Starr - the Botox injections actually hurt you? You sissy! ;) Just...
    ... me. MBR: I am so thankful my insurance covered the botox , but I dont see a difference yet? maybe it does take...

  52. Botox
    ... Hi Heather, It's odd that you mention Botox , because my husband just mentioned yesterday evening...
    ... about my neck/shoulder/back pain and he suggested botox . He does it all the time. Says it relaxes muscles ... try to get pregnant fairly soon, so I don't think Botox would be a very smart thing at this point in my life...
    ... I have heard that botox can help some people but beware. I have read several ... research articles that state if you botox one muscle, a different muscle will go into spasm ... search on medline or pubmed databases and type in botox and TMJ. There are only a handful of articles specific ... truely spasming). My neurologist refused to do botox on my TMJ because he said that for TMJD you need the ... exact, right balance between the muscles. If you botox most of the muscles that are spasming but leave out ... you decide to do it, make sure your doctor has done botox for TMJ. Hope this helps. ...

  53. Do these help?
    ... s a cosmetic surgery place too, so they advertise botox everywhere, but they really have helped me tremendously...

  54. Saw new TMJ doctor today - EXPENSIVE!
    ... and CAT scans (head) apparently normal again. Tried BOTOX injections – no help. Relaxation/stress reduction...

  55. Neurontin for nerve pain
    ... ..actually helped me to stand and walk when I had Botox injected into my periformis muscle which left me in...

  56. I AM SO FED UP WITH DOCTORS!
    ... only thing left for me to try to help my headaches it BOTOX injections, has anyone every try this before? I cant...
    ... diagonsis from those things. The neurologist saying that botox is the only way to help you is....(I'm trying not ... medications to help those... It seems to me that botox isn't covered by insurance and that is why he seems...
    ... doing the job for me!..lol.. Did you ever try the botox shots for your headaches? The Nero I saw last week...
    ... like a million dollars for nothing! Also, had the botox injections 2 weeks - nothing! No help, nada. I was...

  57. sos and introduction..hi everyone!
    ... leading to the tmj and neck issues. He suggested I try Botox injections into my skull/neck muscles??!! Do any have...

  58. Do Chiropractors make pain worse?
    ... A physical therapist recently told me I should try Botox injections to calm down the head..which will calm...

  59. Severe neck/back pain
    ... therapists, acupuncture, neurologist. Neurologist suggested botox injections. Anyone had these in their neck or back...

  60. POLL: Types of Surgeries
    ... down or I could be back at square one. So, I get BOTOX injections every 3-4 months. I have only had 2 surgeries...

  61. TMJ Pain
    ... splints.The last doctor he seen told him the the drug Botox (the one that reduces wrinkles) has been used to help...

  62. Help! - TMJ treatment options
    ... through the message boards and I was wondering about Botox options. I know botox is used to treat spasming muscles...

  63. Elaine.... Splint Description & Progress
    ... My lawyer kept pressuring me to have surgery and botox and other injections, and the risks and low success ... neurologists) who have suggested trigger point injection or botox injections and said they weren't painful and would...

  64. anyone treated in atlanja
    ... She describes it as being masked. So maybe the Botox has helped (along with the Xanax). How are you...
    ... doctor to record what he says. :) I've never had botox , mostly because no one has ever suggested it to me...
    ... lately? We seem to be doing much better since the botox injections, though certainly not completely healed...
    ... resting trying to get over it. I'm glad to hear the botox injections are actually giving your wife some relief...
    ... TMJ day, as hers seems to be back full throttle. Botox was supposed to last 3 months, lasted three weeks ... mentioned RF surgery, if all else fails. Whatever the botox was doing, it worked. Now we need something a little...
    ... it down, and provide some relief while he's at it. Botox provided mucho relief--albeit for only about a month...
    ... it down, and provide some relief while he's at it. Botox provided mucho relief--albeit for only about a month...
    ... to test for Ernest. In the meantime, he injected botox in temporalis and posterior digastric muscles to try...
    ... past her the rest of the office is incredible. The botox injections are helping a lot. He has put them in ... pain while we continue our search for a "cure." The botox is expensive, but our insurance has covered it so...
    ... if I can help it. Has anyone had any success with Botox injections or heard anything about them for the treatment...
    ... going to see?? And I know Amateurdoc's wife has done botox and found them to be very beneficial but somewhat...
    ... specializes in pain. Marietta. Does anesthia blocks, botox , etc.... Sorry to hear about the chronic pain. My...

  65. Prolotherapy for TMJ
    ... Has anyone tried prolotherapy to improve TMJ? or Botox directly in the masseter and TMJ muscles of the face...

Diet & Nutrition board

  1. Detox Diet - Not to lose weight, to remove toxins
    ... do it again but the last time I swear it washed the Botox right out of my face. I'm suppose to go back in a ... week to have Botox again so I think I will wait till it's almost time ... for me to go back for another refresh of Botox till I do the Master Cleanser again....

Weight Loss board

  1. The Lemonade Diet/Master Cleanse...Help
    ... drink it all the time if it would stop washing out my Botox . Botox is to expensive! I can only drink it every...

  2. The Master Cleanse and a Cruel, Cruel Universe
    ... can't do it teh master Cleanser yet cause I just got Botox and the last time the Cleanser washed $450 of Botox ... do it 10 days before I go back for my next round of Botox Good Luck to you !...

  3. Chipmunkis
    ... getting tighter than the left so we might be looking at Botox (I'd rather do that than another surgery!) He had...

  4. Esperanza
    ... sorry bout yr back. what happened? shots? its not botox is it? sounds painful! anyway, rofl is rollin on...

Acid Reflux / GERD board

  1. 10 months & no relief/need some uplifting here!!
    ... home remedeys.The Dr.told me she was surprised the botox injection did not work for me.HOw can i keep getting...

  2. burning in throat/so painful
    ... hey guys, despite all my other problems.I had the botox surgery on my throat last Friday.I'm having severe ... pain & burning so bad.I dont understand,all i had was botox into my muscle & a dialation/ none might i add even...

  3. I need some more advice please/after surgery
    ... Winston-Salem & everything went well.NOT SOO MUCH.I had botox injections & they dialated my throat because they ... work.THe Dr said it could take a week or so for the botox to work.I just didnt think i would feel worse.Will...
    ... h i have not had botox in my throat but in my pelvic floor muslces from Pelvic ... about 6 weeks and then wham i felt great............ botox also makes your symptoms flare for a short time so...

  4. what could food getting stuck in the esophagus mean
    ... many months). There is the possibility she will get botox injections into her lower stomach sphincter to cause...

  5. I got some answers!!!
    ... August 1st,she said they have had alot sucess with botox injection & while shes down there she will dialate...
    ... because i had some bruising & swelling come up after the botox injection in my throat & i still feel like there is...


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