Osteoarthritis jaw treatment

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1459410 tn?1285698605 I have tried acupuncture, which I thought helped some, herbal heat pack, ice, valium, ibuprofen and wear a flat-planed splint for my jaw osteoarthritis. I recently got an MRI after years of suffering and learned about disc displacement, one of them displaced all the time and it's torn. Pool exercise might help you some if they are joints that go underwater. And if you have knee arthritis, I saw on tv where I scientific study was done proving acupuncture can be a help.
Avatar f tn I I have had jaw pain ever since towards the end of my ortho treatment, it's throbs pain goes to my head neck shoulders sometimes I feel like I can't get out of bed I've been to chiropractors dentist Chinese medicines GPS everything I love on pain killer panadol and mersondyle when really bad and can't sleep because of it, I recently had a splint made have been wearing it for 2 weeks so far no change maybe a little bit 10% ever since wearing my splint it has made my teeth feel different when I b
Avatar m tn I am a 35 yr old male with secondary progressive MS. My jaw has been popping occasionally while eating and always when chewing gum. I did a search on jaw popping and found that MS is sometimes misdiagnosed as TMJ. Is this possibly another symptom? And should I seek assistance from my neuro or dentist? Is important to have it looked at immediately? (I ask that because I have a neuro appt in a month.) Thanks for any help or advice.
Avatar f tn Well, that definitely is a reason not to bother your doctor with asking about ibuprofen! That's too bad, because when I was first told I had osteoarthritis in my jaw joints (could hardly open my mouth at the time), I was told ibuprofen was the drug of choice for TMJ.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
768044 tn?1294227036 I wear a TMJ arthritis flat planed positional splint to try to keep from getting worse jaw osteoarthritis and keep from getting nasty morning migraines from night clenching. I also often turn off my side when I feel a headache coming on. I lay on the pain trying to get it to go away/down. I might try to exercise to get the endorphines going to stave off a blossoming headache or take some magnesium hoping it might help stop the onslaught of one.
Avatar m tn •Various types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritisJaw injury •Long-term (chronic) grinding or clenching of teeth •Certain connective tissue diseases that cause problems which may affect the temporomandibular joint
Avatar n tn For about 2 years now, I have noticed that after a glass of wine I experience a sharp pain around my jaw. I've had this sensation before whenever I eat a citris or sour fruit, however, lately after consuming any alcohol such as beer, wine, and margaritas, etc., I get this sharp, excruciating pain after just one glass. It hurts so badly, especially if I drink water. The moment the H2O hits the jaw part of my inner mouth, a burning sensation immediately follows.
20063166 tn?1489404667 Passed more than 7 months after the successful treatment of my son from hepatitis C, but there were serious side effects that were not before treatment: 1 problems with the eyes-before the eyes of the mesh; If you look at a certain point it begins to blur; Wave-like movement of objects, if tired; Bright light is a problem, often there is burning in the eyes. 2 there is a fog in his head, which prevents him from thinking clearly and very much influences his memory.
1293616 tn?1272327810 I will be starting treatment on thursday and i am quite nervous about the side effects. Can anyon let me know what to expect?
475586 tn?1225027354 My knees do have osteoarthritis in them--I had an MRI. I also have 2 herniated discs in my neck and kyphosis. My sister has RA, so I thought I had it also, but the doctors say no. I have a rheumatologist who is very nice, although most of the treatments I've been getting for fibro are not doing much. He seems sure that other than my knees and my neck, what I have is fibromyalgia. I have pain all the time, aching and soreness and also the sharp, stabbing pains.
Avatar n tn I too have severe degenerative TMJ's. Had Vitec implants in 86, removed in 93 and now need full joint replacement. I use heat, Lidoderm Patch 5% lidocaine on the TMJ area, and Relafen. Don't any single treatment has worked for me. Seems Sumatriptalene Migranes meds help sometimes which is odd.
Avatar m tn Hi Can someone please tell me if TMJ disorder with the right treatment can go away completely and if the facial changes that arise from TMJ disorder ever go back to normal.. or is TMJ a permanent condition?
Avatar f tn 2010 Headaches (not like migraine), neck pain, jaw pain intermittent. Hearing loss past year. Extensive, invasive dental treatment past 2 yrs and currently; gallium scan kidneys did not show inflammation except both lung hila and joints. Also ECHO stress test trace mitral/pulmonary regurg / mild tricuspid regurg; Vitreous detachment L eye. Doc ran labs to check for temporal arteritis. Neg CRP 0.04 ***Read symptoms and recognized all on the list except fever.
748543 tn?1463449675 The position of the teeth affect the function of the jaw, which in turn effects the head position. Rene Cailliet, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Southern California, has put it best: “It is an axiom that the body follows the head. You can realign your whole body by repositioning your head. Head held in a forward position can pull your entire body out of line. It can reduce the vital lung capacity by as much as 30 percent.
Avatar f tn During the time that this happened, I had pretty serious TMJ problems. A disk in my left TMJ became displaced, my jaw was in a closed lock for almost a year and I was diagnosed with TMJ internal derangement and osteoarthritis. Muscle spasms and pain were very common in the beginning but have since subsided. My health is otherwise good. I have not lost any weight whatsoever to explain the wasting.
Avatar f tn The goal of treatment in osteoarthritis is to reduce joint pain and inflammation while improving and maintaining joint function. As far as your jaw joints. Based on your description of your bite (loss of molars) your bite causes excessive pressure on the jaw joints. Causing torque and twists in the bones and joints. A properly fabricated lower orthopedic splint should help you in reducing these stresses and ultimately cause normal functioning joints without compression.
4494800 tn?1355444091 later on that day i was experiencing pain by both of my temples... and by the bottom portion of my jaw, where i usually grind my teeth along with some numbness. The numbness subsided... and i thought nothing of it. I took ear drops for a few days and instilled them into both of my ears.
Avatar n tn Hello I'm a 29 year old male. My father, his sister, his mother and her aunt all had Rheumatoid Arthritis. My father's was Juvenile Onset and he passed in 05 due to complications. In 2006 my right knee started hurting. I finally went to see an Orthopedic doctor. After an x-ray and feeling the top of my knee he said "You have Osteoarthritis in your knee. It is definately not RA." Well just a couple of months ago my other knee started with the same problems. Just pain mostly.
Avatar n tn Condylectomy on right in 2011. I am looking for treatment for severe osteoarthritis.
748543 tn?1463449675 One of the most difficult concepts to get across to my TMD patients and other doctors is the connectivity of the Jaw and the Neck. In fact, it is my strong belief that TMD/TMJ should really be classified as a Craniocervical Disease and hence fall under the umbrella of medical coverage rather than treated strictly as a dental problem. To the Neuromuscular-minded dentist, "Occlusion" is an extension of general Postural Consideration.
Avatar f tn With the symptoms that you describe, it may be a spinal problem due to degeneration (osteoarthritis). Book an appointment to see your doctor and explain the symptoms to him. I would hope that he will send you for imaging tests or xrays to find out what is going on with the spine and especially the neck and thoracic area. Unfortunately there is no cure for bone problems, but there are remedies to help you deal with the pain and discomfort.
748543 tn?1463449675 My story begins in 2000, when I received a whiplash injury to my jaw. Forward to November 2003 and I developed serious TMD, with the right masseter in spasm as well as headaches and facial pain. I saw a local (Portland Oregon) neuromuscular dentist who set me up with a really good TMJ massage therapist to help my jaw movement. Then he put me in a flat plane splint that he would periodically adjust a little bit and in a few months I was pain free.
Avatar f tn TMJ with osteoarthritis of the jaw joints and cervical spine. The other diagnosis is from a neurologist. Idiopathic facial pain - Central Nervous System disorder coming fro the brain as opposed to the spine. I have tried many medications, physio, acupuncture, chiro. I have been told it is not MS or Trigeminal Neuralgia even though a lot of my pain patterns seem to follow branches of the TN nerves or nucleus from brain, into tmj joint, face, teeth and nucleus at cervical spine.
Avatar m tn The real problem now is the excessive popping in my wrists, shoulders, and jaw. Just as the joint pain did, the popping started in my wrists, eventually moved to my shoulders, and is now in my jaw as well. I cannot do much of anything without the popping. I might point out that I have never had any swelling anywhere. But, the joint popping in my jaw has begun to make my jaw tight where I feel the need to grit my teeth. I'm very worried that my joints are simply wearing away.
612876 tn?1355518095 The pain sure doesn't feel good and I know already there is some osteo-arthritis in that joint (the arthritis is worse in the other jaw joint) and previously, that right jaw disc was displaced with reduction. Something happened on Sept. 11 of last year with my right jaw that made things go downhill.
Avatar n tn What is the suggested treatment for the following diagnosis? " Multilevel degenerative changes worst at C5-6 where there is a right paracentral disc osteophyte indenting the cord with severe right neural foraminal stenosis secondary to disc osteophyte and uncal vertebral/facet osteoarthritis." Thank you.
136956 tn?1425609872 I have had the following issues, most started around age 7 Volvulus-1984 (Bowel Surgery) Osgood Schlatters-1990 Fibromyalgia-1998 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-1998 TMJ-1995 (shattered articulating disk, surgery 1995 to reconstruct, 2010 disc displacement in both joint, and Osteoarthritis in left joint) Endometriosis Stage IV-2006 (Laparoscopic, rectal vaginal nodule found, deep endometriosis) acid reflux before surgery gone after surgery Pelvic Inflammatory Disease-May 2010 Complicated Migraine
Avatar n tn I've had a medical problem for about 1 1/2 yrs.Possibly a pain syndrome like fybromyalgia except I don't have the tender points to be diagnosed.I have a variety of symptoms that seem to change. They include fatigue, weak & tired,spasms,heart fluttering alot some days, tickling in throat, tingling sensations, sore feet, arm, jaw, tongue & various chest pains (newest one is tightening in right breast area).Arms sometimes feel sore & weak (although they're not).
1280306 tn?1271271386 After long periods of inflammation, the joints begin to break down, thus causing a loss of cushion known as cartiledge disc between these vertebrae. The popping your hearing is just that. Osteoarthritis induced hypermobility. This can also happen when one with active osteoarthritis seeks chiropractic adjustments over several periods of time. The treatment is spinal fusion with removal of arthritic tissue/scarring.