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The anxiety that feeds on itself...

How does your anxiety manifest itself physically? Details about TMJ and perhaps a touch of hypochondria after the jump... [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Sep 2, 2012 - 22 answers

 

Did I break my face?

10 days after a particularly potent dose of MDMA, I'm experiencing jaw popping and soreness. Can I do something to make this go away or have I caused permanent damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 - 19 answers

TMJ, or Scamsville USA?

How much would my mention of the phrase 'TMJ' (a jaw disorder) to a dentist affect his decision to attribute my toothache to grinding rather than to tooth decay? I am worried that I am about to be scammed, due to the fact that (i) my aching tooth (and that tooth alone) has obvious decay, and (ii) that a new dentist was able to attribute my toothache to grinding before actually looking in my mouth. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 - 16 answers

TMJ problems after a cold?

I had a flu/cold a week or so ago and now my TMJ is killing me. Could they be related? [more inside]
posted by empath on Jan 10, 2012 - 9 answers

My Ear Feels Weird

My odd, chronic jaw & ear symptoms are growing ever more uncomfortable and crazy-making. The specialists I've seen are stumped. I'm hoping the AskMe-verse might have heard of this, or can offer some suggestions, advice, or support. [more inside]
posted by granted on Sep 27, 2011 - 20 answers

From things that bump and grind in the night, may the good RMT deliver me

I grind my teeth in my sleep. A friend of mine who is an Registered Massage Therapist ("RMT") tells me that even though I have a night guard I'll destroy the discs in my jaw by grinding, that the fact that my jaw clicks when it opens and shuts is VERY BAD, and that I need to get to an RMT pronto. The dentists at the clinic I go to claim they've never heard of massage as a cure for grinding. So I have two questions: is my RMT friend right, and if so, can you recommend a Toronto-area (preferably central or west-end) RMT who has specialized training in TMJ issues?
posted by orange swan on Aug 19, 2011 - 22 answers

Where has the health of youth gone!?

YANMD: Ear crinkling sounds, teeth grinding, and more fun. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 2, 2010 - 18 answers

Have you tried neuromuscular dentistry?

Anyone have any experience with "neuromuscular dentistry"? Did it help your TMJ? If not, what did? [more inside]
posted by vraxoin on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

At least it's not lockjaw

YANMD or dentist: Sometimes my jaw sort of gets stuck closed. I know how to sort of manipulate it to get it open, so it doesn't seem like a big deal, and there's no pain at all. Do I need to see my doctor or dentist? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on May 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Coming apart at the...joints?

YouAreNotMyDoctorFilter: Having issues with "benign hypermobility." [more inside]
posted by hoperaiseshell on May 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Cough Cough Oww Oww

[MedicalFilter] My dad frequently gets a weird pain in his head when he coughs. He has seen several doctors already. I recall reading something about this possibly being jaw-related but cannot remember specifics. Does this sound familiar? Can you help? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Jan 29, 2010 - 5 answers

TMI on TMJ

How do I change sleeping behaviors that seem to be causing TMJ? What kinds of treatment are effective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Is there a logical explanation for why no health coverage will pay for treatment pertaining to the jaw?

What is the logic behind exclusion for treatment for TMJ by nearly all insurance companies and Medicare? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Jan 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me summon the courage to get my jaw/tooth/bite/TMJ problems sorted out.

Help me summon the courage to get my jaw/tooth/bite/TMJ problems sorted out. More inside, of course. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 30, 2009 - 16 answers

TMJ alternative treatment and practitioner recommendations for New York City

Please share advice for non-dental treatments for TMJ. I've been dealing with this for about a decade, and had a custom made night guard, that I wore religiously, for all this time. Maybe it's slowing down the rate at at which the TMJ is getting worse, but it's still getting worse and I hate it. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Oct 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Bioesthetic Dentistry for TMJ dysfunction

"Bioesthetic" dentistry: expensive quackery or my last best chance at a pain-free life? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on May 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Is my dentist too crazy to treat me?

I have pretty severe TMJ for my age (early 20s) that has been getting worse. My dentist seems competent (I think), but also kind of . . . kooky. Could other AskMefites, especially TMJ sufferers, weigh in on him and his methods? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Aug 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Can you recommend someone to treat my TMJ problems?

Can you recommend someone to treat my TMJ problems? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Jun 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Blush ain't cutting it.

Silicone cheekbone/jaw implants: advice or experiences about shaping a new skull? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Seeking chronic pain treatment facility

My boyfriend's mother has suffered from a variety of chronic pain issues for roughly 15 years and is in the process of trying to find a facility that is best suited to her needs. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Feb 12, 2007 - 6 answers

What's the deal with craniosacral therapy?

What is a typical craniosacral therapy session like? Please share your first-person experiences. Also, any recommendations for a practitioner in Nashville? [more inside]
posted by peppermint22 on Nov 18, 2006 - 16 answers

Prolotherapy for TMJS?

My Girlfriend is considering Prolotherapy as treatment for her TMJ Syndrome. Anyone have any experience with this? Good or bad?
posted by Scoops on Sep 2, 2006 - 5 answers

What should I do with this TMJ pain?

Please give me your input on a TMJ quasi-emergency. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jun 21, 2006 - 12 answers

My jaw has shifted

It seems as if my jaw has shifted forward about an inch. How is that possible? [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Feb 28, 2006 - 12 answers

My jaw is making my ear hurt.

What sort of specialist should I visit to examine/treat me for TMJ? [more inside]
posted by junkbox on Feb 14, 2006 - 17 answers

NTI appliance for TMJ?

Has anyone had an experience with an NTI appliance for TMJ? Or possibly a similar device for dental/jaw pain? [more inside]
posted by crapulent on Dec 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Disease-specific insurance coverage?

I work for a small business and they told me I can pick my own insurance plan. I'm really having trouble narrowing the field. Is there a method for determining which insurance plan would provide the best coverage for certain diseases? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2005 - 2 answers

Jaw Surgery

Any MeFites have experience with jaw surgery? (More inside, as you might expect.) [more inside]
posted by scody on Feb 9, 2004 - 6 answers

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