Hi All, I apologize for once again being so absent. I'm just a complete mess all around these days and can barely function.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has TMJ
or knows how it can affect LD. Long story short
, I've been sick for many years and was only diagnosed with LD last February. Even with very aggressive treatment, I've not made much progress. My wonderful llmd sent me to a specialist to do a root canal
investigation to check for any hidden infection. Well, they did a CAT scan and it turns out the root canal
is fine but I have TMJ
and a possible sleep disorder
. I was told that in some people, TMJ
can cause systemic inflammation
, neck pain, weakening of facial muscles
, etc. Treatment prescribed is extremely expensive and there is no way of telling how much the TMJ
is contributing to my symptoms so therefore is not guaranteed to improve my functioning even if it does correct the TMJ
. I was very impressed with this doctor and he came recommended but I have to wonder how much of it was a sales pitch to get me to purchase the necessary mouth guards
Oh yeah, I'm also going to do a sleep study
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
Post Edited (scorpio1960) : 11/14/2009 11:51:59 AM (GMT-7)