Tomorrow at the American Pain Society annual meeting, scientists from University of Maryland Dental School and three other universities will be reporting on the first results from their OPPERA study. The OPPERA study is the largest study so far about TMJ disorder and jaw pain.… Read More »TMJ Disorder Study Reports First Results!
Over the years I have spoken with thousands of TMJ disorder patients, and have noticed that we ask very similar questions. I had a lot of these same questions when I started researching, but it was hard to find the answers.
1. Does anyone experience dizziness with TMJ disorder?
Yes. Many TMJD patients experience dizziness, and some experience a general off balance feeling. Sometimes this can be attributed to swelling in the joint that is putting stress on the inner ear. The inner ear is where your balance comes from.
2. Sometimes when I move my jaw, I hear a popping noise in my ear. Does this mean I have TMJ?
Maybe. Jaw noises do not 100%, all the time mean you have TMJ disorder. Some people have noises in their jaw joints, but never worry a day in their lives about developing TMJ. I think of it like a knee or ankle popping. Sometimes my knees pop when I go up and down the stairs, but I’m not too worried about developing a massive arthritis problem.
3. Do Botox injections decrease TMJ related muscle spasms or jaw pain?
Welcome to the weekly feature here on the TMJ Hope blog where we highlight what is happening on the forum! Every week, we highlight some of your posts from the message board as well as featuring member stories about their journeys with TMJ disorder. For… Read More »Forum Flashback! April 28, 2010
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… Read More »Forum Flashback! April 22, 2010
Welcome to the TMJ Hope Blog! TMJ Hope is a non-profit support website that provides TMJ disorder patients, their loved ones, and friends with hope for temporomandibular joint disorder. We provide information that you can understand, interactive support that is more than Q&A or frequently… Read More »The TMJ Seeds of Hope Have Sprouted