Welcome to the weekly feature here on the TMJ Hope blog where we highlight what is happening on the forum!
Every week, we will be highlighting some of your forum posts as well as featuring member stories about their journeys with TMJ disorder.
For our first Forum Flashback, we would like for you to meet Jonesy (his real name is Pete). He is a new member from Australia, who has had TMJD for many years. His persistence with research and articulate way of explaining his thoughts make his posts an absolute pleasure to read. Welcome, Pete!
Some other threads that we really noticed this week were:
Over the Counter Night Guards -join Nedra and crew as they discuss the pros and cons of over the counter night guards for jaw pain that you can buy at the drug store. Many members noted that the over the counter splints made their pain worse. Do you think this is an effective way to treat TMJD or bruxism? Have you tried it? What was your experience like?
What Do You Do for Stress Relief? – Nicole wonders what the fellow TMJ Hope members do to relieve stress when they are going through a particularly rough time. Members mentioned yoga, music, breathing, and walking. As we all know, stress can make jaw pain worse. How do you deal with this?
Well, that wraps up this week’s ‘Forum Flashback’! We hope that you will take a moment to share your story or create a thread on the forum so that we can feature YOU in the next edition! The forum is a fantastic place to ask questions, give & receive support, and meet new people who really do understand what you are going through.
See you next week!
Hi I was wondering whether their were any teenagers out their with TMJ issues.
Hi Rachel! Yes, there do seem to be some teenagers out there with TMJ issues for sure. I was a teenager when I was first diagnosed!
I also had TMJ issues as a teen, but didn’t have internet access like today, nor was it talked about much.. and that wasn’t ALL that long ago! (I feel old now..)
So yes, Rachel, over the years I too have come across many teens who have TMJ issues. If you’re looking for some on this forum, perhaps start a thread of your own asking for some of our younger members to speak up.
I also had tmj issues as a teen but it was never diagnosed.I was on drugs by a neurologist for many years. When other causes of muscle tension headache were ruled out it was diagnosed very late that I had TMJ. My niece also had popping and clicking of joints and I immediately noticed cross- bite in her occlusion. Her cross bite is corrected by Orthodontics without any extraction. Amazingly, she is perfectly fine with no popping and clicking. She says even the pain around eyes are gone. I am ecstatic.