|Stray Light wrote:|
|Does everyone who has TMJ have Fibromyalgia?
I had a car wreck when I was 14 (about 15 yrs ago). I hit the left side of my head/ face on the windshield and dashboard. Ever since the wreck I've had clicking on the left side of my jaw. Also from the wreck I've developed a "bad" right shoulder & a few other places in my back - which I see a chiropractor for from time to time - whenever my back or shoulder is feeling unpleasant.
Anyways... I have recently developed a dislocated disc in my lower back - and giving me sciatic nerve pains (which I'm starting to feel better )... and I was doing some research on sciatica and came across TMJ - and everywhere I looked I saw Fibromyalgia with it.
The only thing about my TMJ is that my jaw clicks & nothing else-- and at my last check up with the dentist they told me my bite was out of place and that I should think about getting braces (which I will soon)... blah blah blah... but I have no face or jaw pains, dizziness, or headaches from TMJ. I really never think twice about it (until today).
so back to what I was asking... does everyone has TMJ or has an auto wreck or have back tenderness develop Fibromyalgia?
No some people that have fibromyalgia have tmd. tmd can be an underlying symptom. I have tmd but not fibromyalgia. You are more likely to get tmd from a car accident than you are to get fibro. in fact the chance is almost nil.
I would not suggest getting braces. braces often cause tmd more than fix it. i know many people that get braces and are fine and then end up with tmd.
i can find you a doctor in your area that will fix the bite and the tmd. You should come and post in the tmj forum. we would welcome you there with open arms. IF you need anything let me know. im right here to help.