By: Dr Alex Robber
Here we will investigate the connection between Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and Fibromyalgia. These two diseases occur frequently together, so it’s essential for us to understand what to look for and if one or the other disorders can arise.
Understanding Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
As you probably understand, your jaw is connected in various respects to your skull. The temporomandibular joints are one of the major ways. These joints are linked by all the various muscles and ligaments working together to open and close your mouth correctly. These muscles and ligaments are often without a problem but are regarded as being a temporomandibular joint disorder more commonly known at TMJD or the TMJ if they start hurting or don’t function properly.
What causes temporomandibular joint disease? In fact, the cause has not been identified, but physicians think temporomandibular joint disorder can begin. There are many explanations. In some instances, it has to do with worry if you are nervous, your jaw will clamp or create other inconvenience which makes moving your jaw harder.
It can also lead to a lot of pain, making it difficult for your mouth to move correctly. In other instances, it has the same symptoms as stress. It’s linked to stress. Another factor that may cause temporomandibular joint disorder is rheumatoid arthritis, because the articulations cannot move as readily as they can before.
Temporomandibular joint condition is not necessarily an enormous diagnosis. In some instances, the jaw problems will hardly cause you any pain at all. In other instances, you might experience serious weakening pain causing you to experience headaches or may even make it hard, for some reason, to even move around your jaw. The therapy for this disease will, of course, vary for every individual and depends on how much pain you have.
Dealing with Fibromyalgia and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
So why do individuals in the globe with fibromyalgia end up having more issues with their jaws and, above all, why do they get to grips with time defects? As with many fibromyalgia-related things, the answer is that we don’t really know why. Chronic fatigue syndrome (which, in several conditions, is also strongly connected to fibromyalgia) may also lead to temporomandibular joint disorder.
Of course, there are theories. Some scientists have stated that a newly categorized set of diseases, including sensitivity syndromes, may be fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and temporomandibular joint disease.
In brief, this family of syndromes is all about and affects the central nervous system–and as you might think there are still a lot of issues about how the illnesses happen. In brief, it’s the location, not the cause of the problems.
In this respect, there is another reason why fibromyalgia patients can also deal with the problems of temporomandibular joint disorders. As you probably understand, fibromyalgia makes you more vulnerable to all pain, regardless of what it is and what you deal with. Thus, even if the pain from your temporomandibular joint illnesses is not that serious, you will feel that much worse by fibromyalgia-which will make you more aware of what is happening in your body. But this theory makes a lot of sense. It can be frustrating.
Diagnosis is difficult when you already have a pain, but it does not always occur when you have fibromyalgia. You can look for a few stuffs. You may already cope, for instance, with headaches (and with temporomandibular joint disorder too).
But if you notice that your body must click, or you cannot move your mouth as much as you have been able to, it isn’t a fibromyalgia symptom, but probably more linked to a jaw problem. Other signs of a temporomandibular joint disease may include a locking jaw, teeth not correctly lined, or difficulties with chewing (even soft foods).
In certain cases, the symptoms of the temporomandibular articulation will not last long, but other times, it can be dealt with for a long time. If you are worried about these, you will discuss how you can cope with these problems with your dentist. Your fibromyalgia physician can advise and guide you about your temporomandibular joint pain.
As we have explored above, jaw issues are common but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them or pay no attention when they occur. That said, as quickly as possible you should be able to have jaw issues inspected. You may be a sign of something larger or you can present yourself as other problems. Do you have fibromyalgia-related jaw issues or time mandibular joint disorders? Share your ideas and how you handle them so that they know how to proceed with them.
Before taking any medication always concern your health care provider and it is important to be diagnosed correctly. Stay Healthizes!