Scar Tissue TMJ

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Joseph, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    What are all the ways you can detect scar tissue in the TMJ
    of a TMD patient?
     
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  2. Joseph wrote:
    > What are all the ways you can detect scar tissue in the
    > TMJ of a TMD patient?
    >

    Most derangements of the TMJ itself are visualized
    with MRI, CAT scans. There other tomographic studies
    that can be done as well. Please note that the
    majority of patients with so-called TMD disease have
    no derangements of the joint itself. Most are
    suffering from muscle spasm, usually of the elevator
    muscles of the mandible.

    Steve
     
  3. Kyrodoc

    Kyrodoc Guest

    >From: Steven Bornfeld

    >Most are suffering from muscle spasm, usually of the
    >elevator muscles of the mandible.
    >

    What's causing and sustaining the spasms IYO?

    DC
     
  4. KyroDoc wrote:
    >>From: Steven Bornfeld
    >
    >
    >>Most are suffering from muscle spasm, usually of the
    >>elevator muscles of the mandible.
    >>
    >
    >
    > What's causing and sustaining the spasms IYO?
    >
    > DC

    Generally chronic grinding and clenching, usually
    most prevalent during sleep.

    Steve
     
  5. Steven Bornfeld <[email protected]> wrote:

    : KyroDoc wrote:
    : >>From: Steven Bornfeld
    : >
    : >
    : >>Most are suffering from muscle spasm, usually of the
    : >>elevator muscles of the mandible.
    : >>
    : >
    : >
    : > What's causing and sustaining the spasms IYO?
    : >
    : > DC

    : Generally chronic grinding and clenching, usually
    : most prevalent during sleep.

    Yes. Bruxism aggravates TMD -- causing pain upon awakening,
    etc. In some cases, the TM joint will actually swell into
    the anterior ear canal, even causing ear pain.

    Certain things aggravate bruxism: alcohol, nicotine, stress,
    etc. You can find articles about research into bruxism in
    various medical journals on OVID, etc.

    Emma
     
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