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Tetanus Shot Tmj Syndrome
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more
Your temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd#1 ...Read more
Consult a specialist: Symptoms of tmj/tmd are best addressed by a practitioner who specializes in the treatment of these disorders. These symptoms can mimic other medical problems, so a doctor who dedicates himself to the treatment of patients with your problem has the experience to properly diagnose your condition. Moreover, he/she will likely have several treatment modalities at his/her disposal to treat you. ...Read more
A few things:
Common TMJ symptoms: pain/tenderness of face, jaw joint area, ear, neck and shoulders, limited mouth opening, jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position, jaw joint clicking, popping, or grating sounds, , painful chewing, ear symptoms (hearing loss, imbalance, ear ringing, stuffiness).
Complicated problem to sort out. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
What are some things I can do to help my TMJ syndrome? The pain is really bad, and pain relievers aren't helping.
TX can vary: The cause of your tmj/tmd, if known and the duration of your problem, may dictate the treatment. Often treatment for TMJ can vary from person to person and also may sometimes involve seeing other doctors. Physical therapy, tens, ultrasound therapy, exercises, and mouthpieces are the most standard types of treatment. You may need combinations of all. ...Read more
Displaced disk: The internal anatomy of the TMJ has a soft tissue disk that prevents bone on bone function. If this is displaced it can get in the way and prevent normal jaw function limiting opening and giving the sensation of a locked jaw. ...Read more
I would like to know how one can tell the difference between TMJ syndrome and a wisdom tooth coming in! Thanks?
TMJ vs. Wisdom Pain: Tmj pain usually is a pain in front of the ear with popping and clicking. It can also cause headaches and muscle pain radiating from the lower jaw to the temple. Wisdom tooth pain usually is a gum infection as the tooth is trying to erupt. It is difficult to keep clean and debris creates an unclean gum infection with inflammation, pain and swelling. It can sometimes also be difficult to close. ...Read more
Hi, I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.
TMJ: Many Teaching Hospitals and Dental/Medical Schools have departments dedicated to treatment of TMJ dysfunction. For example at Penn we have the "Center for Temporomandibular Joint Disease." These departments are staffed with multidisciplinary specialists who work collaboratively. You may want to seek one out near you. ...Read more
Jaw joint: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing components of the tmj. ...Read more
My jaw feels locked most of the time. Could this be possible TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder)?
TMJ Dysfunction: Yes. Your description is certainly relevant to TMJ syndrome or dysfunction. "locking" of the joint can happen when the cartilaginous disk that rests between the bones that make up this joint becomes displaced, which can make opening your jaw difficult or painful. Currently, there are several different treatment options available. I recommend a consultation with a qualified specialist in TMJ tx. ...Read more
Got TMJ syndrome, herniated disc, neck arthritis cubital tunnel syndrome & alopecia, all at one time in 8 mos. ANA test negative. What else could it be?
Feeling fatigue since a week after tetanus shot. Can tetanus shot cause chronic fatigue syndrome?
Not usually: I have never heard of a tetanus shot causing chronic fatigue syndrome. It is much more likely to be related to your sleeping and eating patterns, if/what drugs you are taking, stress levels, etc. Medical causes might include thyroid imbalances, parathyroid problems, even depression. If the fatigue persists, see a primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Worried about Guillain-Barr%E9 syndrome and brachial neuritis after tetanus shot. Can you offer reassurance.
Guillain Barre: GBS is an extremely rare disease that can occur from an immune stimulus such as an infection or very very rarely after a shot. I would think your doc weighed the benefit of protecting u against tetanus vs the extremely remote chance you could have a side effect from the vaccine. Even crossing the street has a risk- could get hit by a car. If you don't have any symptoms after this shot, don't worry ...Read more
After Primary Imm10y:
The Immunisation to prevent Tetanus is started in first yearand up to 4to6 years of age called Primary Immunisation
The vaccine used is DPT (Diptheria, Teatanus, Pertussis) and protects against 3 disease.
Given at 2, 4, 6, 15-18 months and next 4to6 years. Then at age of 11 as Tdap vaccine. And a booster every 10 years after that as DT or Tdap.
But if there is contaminated wound and last shot >5 yrs Shot ...Read more
5-10 yrs: The tetanus shot we are use to is generally considered effective for older kids & adults for no less that 5 years in most situations and 10 for some. Infants with immature immune systems start a 6-8wks & are boosted every 2mo for 3 doses then at 12-15 mo for primary protection. Those whose activities (play or work) involve repeated incidental wounds may benefit from a booster after 5 yrs. ...Read more
Confusing question: Adults who completed the primary tetanus series at anytime in the past (infancy, childhood, teens or adults) would only need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Some who engage in gardening or landscape work may get boosters at 5 yr point. If you never had a previous series then it would be wise to do so. ...Read more
Cost of the vaccine DT oR Tdap varies and can be abour 100 dollars with office visit
But it is covered by most insurance as preventive care.
We do not use simple Tetanus shot any more and Tdap is recommended as it also protects you against Whooping Cough as we see resurgence of it lately ...Read more
About ten years:
Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at-
http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/
great material there. Will answer all possible questions. ...Read more
Any break in skin: The spores of tetanus are similar to any bacteria in their ability to enter a break in the skin and begin thriving on the juices therein. As the germ spores begin to form an infection, it will eventually be able to make tetanus toxin and cause tetanus. Some injuries are more likely than others to expose you to tetanus, but any break in the skin might. A booster every 10 yrs is simple protection. ...Read more
If you have had all.: Of the childhood doses and are up to date with boosters for tetanus, you are ok. ...Read more