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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
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Richard Charmoy
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 .
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes very common TMJ symptoms.
Other diseases like fibromyalgia can cause similar symptoms. See your MD.

In brief: Yes

Yes very common TMJ symptoms.
Other diseases like fibromyalgia can cause similar symptoms. See your MD.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Richard Charmoy
Never heard this one

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Richard Charmoy
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