Do you or someone you know suffer from fibromyalgia or symptoms associated with chronic pain? Fibromyalgia is a condition in which individuals experience all-over muscle pain, fatigue, joint pain and discomfort, as well as many other symptoms. It is not uncommon for someone who suffers from fibromyalgia to also experience symptoms related to TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. Similar to fibromyalgia, TMD symptoms can also include regular pain and discomfort in the jaw joints, facial muscles and soft facial tissue in the area of the head, face and neck.
The Link Between TMD and Fibromyalgia
Since fibromyalgia can affect the muscles and joints, it is not surprising that some patients who have received a diagnosis also are seeing the symptoms associated with TMD. Both conditions can lead to issues with joints and muscles. As with any condition, each person has different results and symptoms, and many of these symptoms can be associated with other diseases and illnesses providing patients with a misdiagnosis and a treatment plan that is not offering the relief they are desperately seeking. For example, a patient who is experiencing jaw discomfort as well as pain and ringing in the ears may assume they have an ear infection since the symptoms are pointing in that direction when the problem is really TMD.
We Can Provide Treatment
If you are experiencing any symptoms related to TMD, whether you also suffer from fibromyalgia or not, at Dentistry by Angela Britt, we can offer a physiologic treatment to hopefully provide relief. Following an evaluation, our team will recommend a dental treatment plan that will help correct any issues you may have such as alignment concerns, jaw pain, headaches, neck and facial pain, shoulder pain, popping or clicking of the jaw, and more. Physiologic treatment for TMD is non-surgical and can change your life.
If you are located in the Brunswick, GA area and you or someone you know is suffering from fibromyalgia and feel you may also be experiencing symptoms related to TMD, contact our office to schedule an appointment. We want to help you get the relief you deserve!