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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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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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