Osteoarthritis tmj

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Avatar m tn There are many reasons a person gets TMJ dysfunction. People with overbites are more prone to TMJ problems. I think it was from opening my jaw too wide that one of my discs displaced without reduction. Some have TMJ problems from trauma to the area from an accident or physical abuse, etc.. Some get osteoarthritis in their joints. I've never heard of any ear, nose and throat doctor liking to mess up anyone's TMJ to increase the number of patients.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I have taken ibuprofen for weeks at a time in the past for the osteoarthritis in my jaws. I try to take it sparingly for it now. But I get frequent heartburn and was recently put on cytotec generic, which is supposed to help with stomach lining. 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.
Avatar n tn I have bilateral TMJ. had multiple surgeries while in military in the 80's. Lost condyle on right, severe scarring on right from silastic implant and severe osteoarthritis on left. Left has severe pain and right has moderate pain. Any treatments available for severe OA. I has caused receding jaw, deviation to right side and malocclusion. Oral Surgeon wants e to explore stimulator implant for left side.
Avatar f tn At the time of the surgery, my scans showed osteoarthritis in both joints. ( I was only 23 at the time). My question is does tmj progressively get worse? I continue to have quite a bit of pain from this and my opening is more limited. Is there anything I can do? Thanks for your help.
964288 tn?1247252784 I know many have TMJ, I have rebuilt jaws and arthritis in the obviously weakened TMJ area. In fact, i'm on disability for the TMJ. I also have blepherospasms which happened the same week the ligament snapped (due to over use and incorrect use) of the joint. Since I have had this since birth (the TMJ problem...bone structure, etc.) at 54, obviously the wear and tear are way advanced. So, looking for some type of support group.
Avatar f tn Basically my jaw kept popping in and out of place more frequently since my second go at having braces, which finished up back a year ago or so but it's been getting progressively worse, notably since August I can't open my mouth properly anymore and no I haven't been diagnosed officially by a doctor, last time I went with two complaints, jaw and heart so she told me my heart one was more serious and ignored my jaw.
Avatar n tn I have already had surgery for TMJ disorder, and am still having extreme pain. The only way to describe it is an ice pick being rammed through my left ear. I was informed that any other surgery would make it even worse. I have gotten a second opinion, and have also been informed that my TMJ is fine! Then WHY am I still having such extreme pain? Nerve block injections, nerve medications like Neurontin, Lyrica, etc.. have not helped. Hydrocodone helps take just the edge off of the pain.
4494800 tn?1355444091 However, when the orthodontist said he'd done the best he could and to do any better, it would take surgery, I did not know that later on I would have severe TMJ dysfunction with osteoarthritis. I was happy my teeth were straightened and as a happy teenager in ignorance of what was to come, my family left it at that. The clicking I had early on from my jaw I didn't know I had until a neurologist who was treating me for migraines asked about it.
Avatar f tn To essdipty, My sister just got dx with TMJ she also had a sensation on opposite side and earache. The dentist dx her straight away they had her move her jaw from side to side and that tarted it off. She is going in hospital to have this put right but i know she has suffered at night and like you woke up with it. I had a ear pain with jaw discomfort 2 yrs ago but my doc thought it was some nerve problem its dificult with MS knowing if its connected or not.
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.
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?
748543 tn?1463449675 While at work the other day, I received an email notification from my oldest and most popular blog on TMJ/TMD Pain Relief matters. While reading it and in my mind formulating my answer to a TMJ and TMD Prototypical Patient, I realized that the post really deserved its own thread. I am including the post here. Dear Dr. Nassery- You have heard this before but thank you and Dr Chan for continuing this blog, it is very important to the TMD community.
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 n tn I have bilateral TMJ. had multiple surgeries while in military in the 80's. Lost condyle on right, severe scarring on right from silastic implant and severe osteoarthritis on left. Left has severe pain and right has moderate pain. Any treatments available for severe OA. I has caused receding jaw, deviation to right side and malocclusion. Oral Surgeon wants e to explore stimulator implant for left side.
748543 tn?1463449675 If you have followed the sequence of my other blogs about TMJ pain and TMJ Disorder in general, by now you could come to the following conclusion on your own. Dentistry is closely related to the functional and dynamic systems of the body. This relation which has been termed an “Elegant Ecology” is so intertwined that discussing one without the other would be an artificial separation of anatomy and physiology.
136956 tn?1425609872 I had X-rays done recently and my left joint has disk displacement with reduction and osteoarthritis and the right has disk displacement without reduction and the disk is actually folded. I think about the pain daily because its not getting any better. I have gone to therapy for my jaw but that made it worse. I try to heat and stretch it and not eat hard good etc. I am waiting for a second opinion but I was hoping someone could maybe give me some advice.
Avatar m tn I don't knnow if TMJ has anything to do with MS.. I have TMJ and the neuro and dentists are not sure if its TMJ or TN when it gets VERY painful.. so they call it Atypical facial pain..
Avatar m tn It sounds to me like you have TMJ syndrome. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder is often difficult to determine.
Avatar f tn 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 m tn That sounds like a TMJ point, especially when you say opening your mouth wide seems to provoke the pain. I recommend making an appointment with a TMJ (jaw joint) specializing dentist or an oral and maxillofacial specialist who does mouth splints about this pain, particularly if you know you clench or grind your teeth (either one) at night while you sleep or if you notice any clicking or popping in your jaw joint with motions such as yawning, etc..
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I am going to see a TMJ specialist for the first time on Friday. I called my insurance company to check on coverage, they do cover the consultation but there was a long list of treatments they won't cover if they are found to be dental in nature. Does anyone know how a dr might find the TMJ issues medical in nature?
Avatar f tn I have had close to pain-free moments, but just when I think I'm cured, it flares up. I have had 2 diagnosis. 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 from the brain as opposed to the spine. I have tried many medications, physio, acupuncture, chiro.
1276426 tn?1271021338 I guess it's possible, but a more likely cause of this popping is TMJ. Do you find that you grit your teeth a lot or have you ever been told that you grind your teeth when you sleep?
Avatar m tn i was diagnosed with osteo arthritis when i was 19 ive never taken any medication for this except tylenol if i had really bad pain i am now 27 and just wondering if i should be taking medication for it if there even is meds for it it feels like it might be spreading if that makes sense i was diagnosed with it in my jaw do to a tmj disorder but over the years i have had some bad back pain and my arms and shoulders hurt also i cant left or hold something above my head for more than 1 minute i get
Avatar n tn I've been told though that it's Fibromyalgia and I've been diagnosed in the past as having TMJ and Osteoarthritis. I have severe neck musle pain periodily, not always but it happens. My legs are sore to touch, as well as other muscles in my body. Sometimes my muscles have little pricky movements in them ( which can occur anywhere in the body). I've also been diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel, more severe in the right hand. I live in pain 24/7.
Avatar f tn Do you grind, clench, or have arthritis evidenced in jaw joint x-raying? TMJ dysfunction can lead to migraine pain. I personally clench at night and have osteoarthritis in my joints and a hard, flat-planed splint does help me. Last time I forgot to wear mine, I got a horrific migraine headache.
Avatar f tn 1mg, vytorin,an asprin a day,tylenol arthritis cause lighted spells.I heve TMJ,high blood pressure, areally bad neck with two fused disks or vertibraes I dont know which because I cant afford to go to a neneurologist.I also have fibromyalgia,anxiety and panic attacks.I cant use my shoulders much to do anything it makes me lightheaded..I also have osteoarthritis,degenerative bone disease,insomnia ,my eyes are also very bad.Iam telling you that I dont know which way to turn.
Avatar f tn 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. The muscle wasting became very apparent at age 27-28 and came about so quickly that this cannot be normal aging.
Avatar n tn I am on disability with a history of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis,pancreas divisium,raynauds phenomenum,degenerative disk disease,and tmj.(the tmj has not been bothering me) My neurologist seems to want to think that the major problem going on and causing all of this is my TMJ. I just don't think that is the problem., can anybody help?? Thank You.
Avatar n tn I've always had what I thought was mild TMJ on the left side of my jaw, ever since I was a young child. It rarely caused pain any more severe than the occasional migrane (blind spots, dizziness, etc), though it would sometimes "pop" and stay locked for quite some time (but never more than a day or two). However, recently I have noticed that it is getting progressively worse at an increasing rate.