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Is jaw pain a symptom of fibromyalgia or tmj?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly both
It is not uncommon for fibromyalgia patients to have jaw pain.
Tmj syndrome can be associated with arthritic changes or disc changes to the jaw itself which would be different then the source of pain for a fibromyalgia patient. See your physician or dentist to help sort out the source of the jaw pain.

In brief: Possibly both
It is not uncommon for fibromyalgia patients to have jaw pain.
Tmj syndrome can be associated with arthritic changes or disc changes to the jaw itself which would be different then the source of pain for a fibromyalgia patient. See your physician or dentist to help sort out the source of the jaw pain.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: TMJ
Most likely TMJ arthritis which can be degenerative or inflammatory.

In brief: TMJ
Most likely TMJ arthritis which can be degenerative or inflammatory.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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2 doctors agree
In brief: History!!!
Jaw pain can manifest as one of the 18 tender points of fibromyalgia.
But it can also be caused by a heart condition/heart attack, teeth/gum infections, etc. Get a history and exam asap.

In brief: History!!!
Jaw pain can manifest as one of the 18 tender points of fibromyalgia.
But it can also be caused by a heart condition/heart attack, teeth/gum infections, etc. Get a history and exam asap.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: More likely TMJ
The jaw is not a typical fm spot.

In brief: More likely TMJ
The jaw is not a typical fm spot.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Seth Black
Jaw pain can be a sign of many different things and should be evaluated if it does not resolve in several days
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Either
Can be a symptoms of either. Patients with fibromyalgia nave an increased risk of TMD.
See a TMJ specialist for advice.

In brief: Either
Can be a symptoms of either. Patients with fibromyalgia nave an increased risk of TMD.
See a TMJ specialist for advice.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Concurrent disorder
Tmj (more properly termed temporal mandibular disorder, tmd) not rare in #fibromyalgia.
I found tmd in people who chronically tilt their head to one side, thereby developing masseter muscle spasm in region of uppermost face. A "crossed muscle pattern" (dr. V. Janda) ensues, leading to irregular mandibular motion at use. Imo treatment is correction of underlying neck ; vertebral spine posjanda.

In brief: Concurrent disorder
Tmj (more properly termed temporal mandibular disorder, tmd) not rare in #fibromyalgia.
I found tmd in people who chronically tilt their head to one side, thereby developing masseter muscle spasm in region of uppermost face. A "crossed muscle pattern" (dr. V. Janda) ensues, leading to irregular mandibular motion at use. Imo treatment is correction of underlying neck ; vertebral spine posjanda.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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