TMJ problem and neck pain and headachesI need help with what supplements to take for TMj, I could have dislocated jaw, but not sure, I have had four five months of treatemnt at a headache center, and wear an AM and PM gaurd in my mouth.
Then I started accupunture, it seemed to help soem days some days it becomes worse or the trigger point of pain keeps moving, and my jaw seems to get tighter some times.
what is going on why is my TMj so hard to treat if indeed I have TMJ/ my pain management Doctor thinks its mostly coming from my neck!
Initially also I did the diagnosis myself and went to the Doctor.
raman25 on 2007-10-08
1. Describe the complaint in your own words--including whether it came on suddenly or gradually.
2. Etiology--meaning, what caused it, if you know. What was going on at, or around, the time of the occurrence?
3. Sensation--describe the pain or other feeling. Does it extend anywhere, does it shoot anywhere? For instance, 'It feels like there's a crumb in my throat, I'm constantly trying to swallow. The pain shoots to my left ear.'
4. Appearance--what does the person, or the part that's bothering the person, look like; anything remarkable? Red skin, droopy eyes, etc.?
5. Location--where on the body?
6. Modalities--what makes the complaint better or worse? Consider: heat or cold, bathing, warm rooms, fresh air, drafts, motion, time of day when person gets worse, what position is best/worse, stimuli--conversation, noise, light, touch, pressure, massage, music, company, consolation, etc.
7. Concomitants (additional symptoms that came with the main complaint)--for instance, complaint + crying; complaint + excessive salivation; complaint + chills, etc.
8. Discharges--color, odor, consistency. (A discharge is anything liquid that's coming out, oozing out, etc. So, for instance, runny nose, diarrhea, lacrymation and so on.)
9. Generals--these are all the 'I' symptoms: I'm hot, I'm cold, I'm thirsty, I'm tired, I'm sad, I'm irritable, I'm hungry, I want pickles, etc.
10. The mentals: Have the mentals changed from normal, in what way? What's different mentally and emotionally?
11. What does the person say? For instance: 'I'm fine, leave me alone.' 'Don't leave!' 'I wanna go home!' 'I want ice', etc.
12. Thirst--is the person thirsty, not thirsty, what temperature drinks, what kind of drinks, does he only want sips, or gulps, does he drink a little bit frequently or a lot infrequently, and so on.
15. Odors? Are odors an issue, such as bad breath, foul odors of any sort?
16. What is most striking about the condition? What is most peculiar--for instance, the person can't lie still, the person is cold but heat and blankets aggravate; the person has burning pains but is better for hot drinks like tea.
17. Is there a diagnosis? For instance, flu, teething, etc.
18. Describe the patient's energy--is he quiet, restless, agitated, sleepy, prostrated, collapsed, stuporous, anguished, desperate, etc.
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