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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Occasional pain in front of neck near jugulodigastric lymph nodes. Comes and goes. Ultrasound says no pathological lymph node enlargement? Tmj? Thyroid?

Occasional pain in front of neck near jugulodigastric lymph nodes. Comes and goes. Ultrasound says no pathological lymph node enlargement? Tmj? Thyroid?

Possible muscular: The posterior digastric muscular imbalance is possible as is Earnst or Eagles Syndrome - calcification of the styli and sphenoid mandibular ligaments. ...Read more

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I have high CRP level 5.7. Normal CBC, normal cholesterols, normal thyroid, normal ferritin. 37 yr female, 5'11", 150. BAD TMJ, depression, fatigue?

I have high CRP level 5.7. Normal CBC, normal cholesterols, normal thyroid, normal ferritin. 37 yr female, 5'11", 150. BAD TMJ, depression, fatigue?

TMJ: Your "bad TMJ" is not likely a cause and effect of the other aspects of your condition. If you have bruxism, this can negatively affect your TMJ. Chronic pain can result in depression. Please see a TMJ expert to try to get your TMJ under control. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. ...Read more

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Ddd l5, djd right tmj, chronic sciatica and back pain, hypermobile fingers, hashimoto's thyroid. Could there be an underlying disease connecting these?

Ddd l5, djd right tmj, chronic sciatica and back pain, hypermobile fingers, hashimoto's thyroid. Could there be an underlying disease connecting these?

Look at Ehrler-: Danlos syndrome. There is a wide spectrum of manifestations for this genetic disorder. I don't think hashimoto's is related though. ...Read more

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What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

Neck is related too: When you open your jaw you hold your head in place with the muscles of the neck and upper back. Therefore, if you have a problem with your jaw joint it also relates to additional problems with your neck and upper back. All of these situations will need to be addressed in your treatments if you are going to fully recover a normal function and be able to manage the problem. ...Read more

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Can TMJ disfunction cause neck problems or dizziness? If so, how?

Can TMJ disfunction cause neck problems or dizziness? If so, how?

TMJ Dysfunction: TMD, musculoskeletal pain in the TMJ area can arise from the cervical spine and those rheumatic and collagen diseases that affect the masticatory system and cervical spine. Because muscle pain is a deep somatic pain, it can also cause central excitatory effects through sensory, motor or autonomic systems (neck problems or dizziness). ...Read more

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I recently developed pain on the right side of my neck when chewing, have suffered from shooting pains on skull for years, could this be TMJ?

I recently developed pain on the right side of my neck when chewing, have suffered from shooting pains on skull for years, could this be TMJ?

Yes, but: It could also be many other things. See your Dentist to evaluate for TMJ and for fractured or decayed teeth. See an ENT or a Neurologist to evaluate skull pain. Go get it checked out. ...Read more

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What kind of neck brace can I use for my craniocervical instability when I also have TMJ problems?

What kind of neck brace can I use for my craniocervical instability when I also have TMJ problems?

Confirm diagnosis: CCI is a serious condition of hereditary or traumatic origin such as a serious auto collision.
While I have no expertise with CCI, I have spent 45 years treating TMJ and can tell you that any kind of cervical brace will make your TMJ much worse.
If your CCI was diagnosed by a chiropractor, have the condition confirmed by an Orthopaedist. If (s)he does not concur, seek treatment for your TMJ. ...Read more

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I know Botox doesn’t spread I’m not stupid. But if it’s making my neck tight could that not affect my tmj? A tight neck I’m saying. Not Botox in neck

I know Botox doesn’t spread I’m not stupid. But if it’s making my neck tight could that not affect my tmj? A tight neck I’m saying. Not Botox in neck

Botox injection: I can not tell from your history whether you have had a Botox injection somewhere or not. In general, a Botox injection to a specific site will stay around that area and not diffuse or spear out greatly. Botox injections to the neck should not affect the TMJ unless it is targeted for that area. I am not aware or specific Botox injections for TMJ. I hope this helps you in your journey for health ...Read more

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Hi I have TMJ and its caused my neck to swell up n it hurts when I swallow I read this and wanted to know can a person massage my TMJ swellness?

Hi I have TMJ and its caused my neck to swell up n it hurts when I swallow I read this and wanted to know can a person massage my TMJ swellness?

TMJ pain: Although its possible for temporomandibular joint disorders to refer pain to the the throat or surrounding structures, swelling makes it sounds like you may have something else going on. I would see your primary care physician or ask for a referral to an ENT specialist. To answer your question, massage can be beneficial for helping alleviate tension in the TMJ but will not cure the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do for a neck ache from tmj?

What should I do for a neck ache from tmj?

Treat TMJ: Treat your TMJ problem, If the neck pain is related, and the TMJ settles down, the neck pain should improve. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus caused by TMJ permanent? Is exercise of back and neck a good home remedy for tmj?

Is tinnitus caused by TMJ permanent? Is exercise of back and neck a good home remedy for tmj?

No: Get both your ear and TMJ checked for unresolved infection. Get your TMJ checked for joint loading. Sometimes both issues are at play causing the ear ringing. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause your neck and facial muscles to swell, as well as causing sinusitis like symptoms?

Can TMJ cause your neck and facial muscles to swell, as well as causing sinusitis like symptoms?

No and yes: Although one may gets muscle spasm, TMD does not cause observable swelling. TMD can also cause headaches which may be mistaken for a sinus headache. ...Read more

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Neck pain along with same side headache pain. What's causing this feels like it could be TMJ related. Stress? What can I do

Neck pain: Muscle spasm is a symptom of an overactive fight or flight system that is usually what we call stress. I suggest you look for modalities to decrease stress: meditation, yoga, acupuncture, massage, rolfing, feldenkrais. Consider seeing a chiropractor, too. Besides my work, consider seeing a therapist for talk therapy. ...Read more

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I've had sharp pains in the front of my neck, sides, and underneath my jaw. Stiffness of these parts as well. Could this be connected to my tmj?

I've had sharp pains in the front of my neck, sides, and underneath my jaw. Stiffness of these parts as well. Could this be connected to my tmj?

Yes: Yes. Common TMD symptoms. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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I get Botox in my neck/shoulders and I swear it gives me more tightness. Could that also affect my TMJ since those areas are close? It’s worse now.

I get Botox in my neck/shoulders and I swear it gives me more tightness. Could that also affect my TMJ since those areas are close? It’s worse now.

BOTOX: ONLY AFFECTS the muscles it is injected into....the effects do not "SPREAD" Your TMJ complaints are a SEPARATE issue!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have pain in the left corner of my jaw (it pops), part of my neck under it that goes away after a few minutes. TMJ? Lymph node?

I have pain in the left corner of my jaw (it pops), part of my neck under it that goes away after a few minutes. TMJ? Lymph node?

Could be TMJ: Those symptoms could certainly indicate a TMJ problem. Visit my webpage on TMJ for more comprehensive explanation here.......http://www. Laserdentistbaltimore. Com/tmj-therapy/ ...Read more

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I have had TMJ for nearly 2 years. Ear problems have improved but now getting tension in neck. Does this mean the condition is getting worse?

I have had TMJ for nearly 2 years. Ear problems have improved but now getting tension in neck. Does this mean the condition is getting worse?

Yes & No: Tmj (joint) is anatomy - everyone has 2 of them, one on each side. Tmd (disorder) is a problem with one or both joints. Stress will make tmd worsen & the tension in your neck indicates you have more stress. It's good that the ear issues have improved. You need to address the stress - perhaps exercise or ginding time every day to destress will help. ...Read more

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Ha TMJ jaw spasm issues - seem to be improving but now getting pain in shoulders and neck. Linked? Bad sign? Could it be arthritis?

TMJ pain: Bruxism (chronic grinding and/or clenching the teeth) occurs mostly at night, but also often during the day as it is an unconscious habit. It is usually a stress related habit, but also occurs from a bad bite.
It can cause headaches, migraines, and related pain in the ears, neck and shoulders.
See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment, usually a nightguard or nti device. ...Read more

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Tmj c spine issues. Clicking left TMJ and neck without doing really anything. No big TMJ pain now, just clicking. Do stretches strengthening exercises. Mri 12/2012 shows cervical damage, but not on tmj.

Tmj c spine issues. Clicking left TMJ and neck without doing really anything. No big TMJ pain now, just clicking. Do stretches strengthening exercises. Mri 12/2012 shows cervical damage, but not on tmj.

If you have: Severe clinching it can exacerbate neck problems. Medically, Clonazepam at night can help decrease this reflex, it's also known as bruxism and should be addressed in light of neck pain, devices can be helpful but in combination with med can give best result in my opinion, look up bruxism, bring info to doctor, good luck. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause morning nausea? I was diagnosed with TMJ in 2005, never had issues until recently, swimming in 60 degree lake for hours. Now since returning I have pain in TMJ location for 4 days (right side jaw, right temple and sometimes neck)

Can TMJ cause morning nausea? I was diagnosed with TMJ in 2005, never had issues until recently, swimming in 60 degree lake for hours. Now since returning I have pain in TMJ location for 4 days (right side jaw, right temple and sometimes neck)

TMJ disorder: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain and earache. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Before going to sleep, felt a pain above eyebrows. A bit sharp. Rate it maybe 4/5 on scale. History : anxiety neck/back pain. Tmj issues, sinuses, got over colitis.

Before going to sleep, felt a pain above eyebrows. A bit sharp. Rate it maybe 4/5 on scale. History : anxiety neck/back pain. Tmj issues, sinuses, got over colitis.

Need evaluation: Pain that severe needs an evaluation. Assuming it may not be any thing medically severe, but it's brings attention to whatever your complaint is. You need to see your physician and get that clarified ...Read more

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Could neck pain/back issues, TMJ issues, or slightly high bp, cause ache in forehead, above eyebrows? (I have anxiety, as well)

Could neck pain/back issues, TMJ issues, or slightly high bp, cause ache in forehead, above eyebrows? (I have anxiety, as well)

Yes: You have several issues that can be aggravated by stress and related anxiety. There are several causes for the pain that you are experiencing including muscle tension and fatigue. The inflammation can lead to many issues and pain. You need to get your anxiety under control. See physician ...Read more

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I've this jaw/ear pressure that makes me think TMJ but also bad neck throbbing and POTS-like issues (go blind standing up). All related? Arteritis?

I've this jaw/ear pressure that makes me think TMJ but also bad neck throbbing and POTS-like issues (go blind standing up). All related? Arteritis?

Can't say for sure: Coudl be TMJ. I have no data to indicate arteritis. I agree more than one process can be active. The complexity here indcates your best benefit is to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause pain behind the ear and in the neck?

Can TMJ cause pain behind the ear and in the neck?

It can indeed: TMJ can cause all sorts of pain patterns involving the ear, head and neck. ...Read more

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Does TMJ lead to tight neck muscles r the other way round?

Either: Temporomandibular joint disorders is a complex of issues involving the joint itself and the associated muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments.
Muscle spasm and pain is a prominent part of the array of signs and symptoms.
Symptomatic care (treatment of muscle spasm) is a major component of the diagnostic and treatment protocol. ...Read more

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I have facial, neck and nose numbness / tightness but no pain. Could I have tmj?

I have facial, neck and nose numbness / tightness but no pain. Could I have tmj?

Numbness: Numb sensations are not normal. Tmj can have various symptoms, however...You should see the emergency room as soon as possible to rule out heart or stroke concerns. I am sure they will run blood tests and possibly a mri. Please do not delay. ...Read more