A 21-year-old female asked:
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every since being diagnosed with tmj i have sore spots around my jaw, sore muscles on my back, & arm pain. is this normal?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
TMJ: Tmj is primarily a condition caused by muscle tension about the jaw joint. Sore areas around your jaw are to be expected; these usually reflect muscle spasm around the inflamed joint. If you have enough muscle tension in your body to cause tmj, you may also be susceptible to muscle spasms in other areas of your body like your back and arms. Warm compresses and Ibuprofen would be expected to help.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Richard Charmoy
35 years experience Dentistry
Not all TMJ is muscle it can be ligament as well. It depends on what caused your TMJ condition displacement of the disc ior malocclusion .
Nov 16, 2012
Dr. Richard Charmoy
35 years experience Dentistry
These are tigger pts: Yes these can be normal . They are known as tigger spots . When touch they can cause pain in certain areas. Usually these can be control through injection therapy
Answered on Sep 14, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Not really: You may be experiencing a decrease in immune defense due to you being sick. I would go see a doctor to rule out another illness.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Richard Charmoy
35 years experience Dentistry
Never heard this one
Nov 16, 2012
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes very common TMJ symptoms. Other diseases like fibromyalgia can cause similar symptoms. See your MD.
Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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