Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome - Causes

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome.
What was the cause of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome?
Share your story with others:
eMedicineHealth appreciates your comment. Your comment may be displayed on the site and will always be published anonymously.

Tell us a bit about your background to make your comments more useful to other eMedicineHealth users. (Optional)

Screen Name: *

Gender of Patient: Male Female

Age Range of Patient:

I am a: Patient Caregiver

Enter your comment (required)

* Screen Name will appear next to the published comment. Please do not include your full name or email address.

By submitting your comment, and other materials (collectively referred to as a "Submission") to eMedicineHealth, you grant eMedicineHealth permission to use, copy, transmit, publish, display, edit and modify your Submission in connection with its Web site. eMedicineHealth will not pay you for your Submission. You represent that you have all rights necessary for eMedicineHealth to use your Submission as set forth above.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when writing your comment:

  • Please make sure you address the question asked.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of comments received, not all comments will be published.
  • When selecting comments to publish, our staff will choose those that are educational and complement the topic. Please try to stay on topic.
  • Your comment may be edited. We would typically edit comments to make them clearer and more readable. We will remove personal information such as last names, email and web addresses, and other potentially harmful information.
  • We will not notify you if your comment has been published. We suggest that you check back on the topic article regularly.
  • We do not provide medical or healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

Thank you for participating!

I have read and agree to abide by the eMedicineHealth Terms and Conditions and the eMedicineHealth Privacy Policy (required).

To prevent our systems from spam, please complete the following prior to submitting your comment.

Please select the black square:

See what others are saying

Published: November 12

I just found out last night that I have this. My headache was so bad it was a stabbing pain in my head. The emergency room doctor knew right away what it was. It surprised me! He has referred me to a dentist and I’m actually just reading about all of this online to educate myself..

Published: August 10

TMJ makes me feel terrible. Some days I wake up and I'm fine and other days I feel really sick. The symptoms I have are subtle and sometimes I'll mistake them for a sinus infection or an ear infection. I have ringing in my ears and an awful pain in my neck and shoulder. I experience dizziness and mild nausea. I've tried the mouth pieces but they don't seem to help. For many years I saw an Asian doctor who gave me injections that helped tremendously. The injections were places in areas similar to the acupuncture points. The doctor passed away and now I can't find anyone to treat me. On the bad days I experience mild nausea, dizziness and mild mental confusion. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I actually believe that the TMJ is the biggest culprit. The problem seems to be getting worse. I never know how I'm going to feel from one day to the next. I think other people just think that I'm a hypochondriac..