Patient Comments: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder?

Comment from: anxious, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I have had temporomandibular joints for about 10 years now. I have all of the above problems with my jaw, head, ear, and the popping noise. I have had several cases where I could not open my mouth to eat The Dr. made me a mouth guard and that helps at night. The worst thing that really hurts is when I am talking and without knowing it, my jaw tries to pop out and terrible pain shoots up the side of my cheek and into the ear. I do feel that when I get stressed it seems to get worse. I have constant muscle spasms and soreness in the ear. It feels like my glands in the neck are sore.

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Comment from: Chathuri, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I had a clicking sound in my temporomandibular joint (TMJ). After three months it was locked. The doctor gave me diazepam and I did a heat treatment. Now I am a little bit better, but it is affecting my sleep.

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Comment from: Skye, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

I have just recently been diagnosed with TMJ disorder, and I must say that I am finding it difficult. At the moment, the doctors cannot decide if I have trigeminal neuralgia. They have prescribed me carbamazepine.

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Comment from: The Muscle Doctor, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 08

I am a licensed massage therapist, and I work on my jaw muscles, as well as my clients', to "soften" and normalize them. The result is immediate relief from TMJ, headaches, ringing in the ears, and chronic tension. Anyone can do the same for themselves. Just be gentle with your pressure and do slow deep breathing while waiting for the muscles to "let go." You will be amazed!

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Comment from: Help4You, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 19

I have also suffered from TMJ disorder. I have jaw pain, neck pain, and stress-related headaches due to teeth clenching and grinding. I have taken medication and worn bite splints. I finally have found a device that has relieved 90% of my pain-related issues. It is called the TMD ear system. This product treats the TMJ through the ear canal.

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Comment from: jazzit123 , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I have had severe TMJ from an accident 20 years ago. I went to many TMJ specialists and all of them told me that even surgery would not help. So as of today I have my mouth piece, my tens unit, my pain killers, muscles relaxants and I get pin point injections every two weeks. I eat very soft foods and every six to eight weeks I end up in the hospital because the attacks are so severe. TMJ took over my life. I would not wish it upon my worst enemy!

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Comment from: Melanie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 03

I have severe ear pain in both ears and thought I had an ear infection. My ENT doctor diagnosed me with TMJ and prescribed a large dose of Motrin which I have yet to take, but resting my jaw and decreased stress has made my ear pain lessen.

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Comment from: she wolf, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I am 50 in 2 weeks and have had TMJ since I was 11 after a car accident didn't know what it was until now and I found mobic meloxicam is the generic form and works better than anything else I have tried it took my doctor 4 years to get to that medication and finally something works no other med or physical therapy helped.

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