• 7 months ago


    I have always gritted my teeth, especially in my sleep, but I notice it often during the day as well. My face hurts a lot, and I sometimes feel as if I have locked jaw.
    My teeth are very sensitive and I occasionally chip them from gritting. I have an overbite.
    I have a stuffy nose constantly.
    I get frequent headaches in my eye.
    My shoulders ache and burn, extending down my arm which goes numb and tingly with a heavy feeling.

    I've recently noticed these are all symptoms of TMJ or TMD.

    Honestly, I could care less about the headaches and jaw pain. I have had them for a long time and can deal with it. My shoulder and arm however, are killing me. It lasts from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed, and often wakes me up during the night. This has been going on now for several months. I have done everything I can think of to find a solution, and ended up with nothing.
    I have had imagery done on my shoulder and neck, which showed nothing.

    Could this be TMJ? My jaws don't click or crack, with the exception of yawning, but I think that's normal.
    My ears seem fine and I can't recall any injuries to my jaw.

    Any help or advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks, Jill